July 2011

It's Proms time again and our July issue has everything you need to know about this year's festival


Pick of the Proms
We take a look at the highlights of this year's programme and talk to some of the big names performing including pianist Emanuel Ax and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham


Stephen Hough
James Naughtie talks to a very modern virtuoso about the irrelevance of memorising music and the importance of blogging

Diary of a Prommer
Our deputy editor braves the rain and heads to the Royal Albert Hall to document a day in the life of a Prommer


Anton Bruckner
Stephen Johnson takes a look at the complex and challenging character of the Austrian composer  
Plus on your free CD

Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 9 and Parry's Elegy for Brahms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis