July 2012

Your complete guide to the world's greatest classical music festival


The Proms
The world's greatest music festival is here! Get the best out of the season with our special Proms-themed July issue


Daniel Barenboim
As the great conductor prepares to take on all nine Beethoven Symphonies at the Proms, he talks exclusively to James Naughtie

George Frideric Handel
Jonathan Keates on how the Water Music and Fireworks composer hobnobbed with royalty

Utterly daft
From engagingly amusing to downright odd, we reveal classical music's 15 wackiest works

Plus on your free CD
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 performed by Barry Douglas, and the Symphonic Dances played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales


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