August 2012

We talk to the unstoppable Nicola Benedetti ahead of her Last Night of the Proms performance


Nicola Benedetti
As she prepares to play at the Last Night of the Proms, the sensational violinist talks exclusively to BBC Music Magazine


Olympic feats
From Richard Struass to Plácido Domingo, Philip Barker looks at the musicians whose brilliance has helped light the Olympic flame

Waxing lyrical
Simon Heighes delves into the past and explores the wonderful world of wax cylinder recordings

A London Symphony
It's a capital work, but what is the best recording of Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 2?

Plus, on your free CD
Malcolm Arnold's Symphony No. 1 and much more, as we celebrate 60 years of the BBC Concert Orchestra


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