In our July issue, the BBC Proms take centre stage. We explore some of the big themes explored in this year’s festival, including the centenary of Polish independence. An ensemble receiving major attention during this year’s season is the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. In this month’s issue, Steph Power tells the story of how the much-loved orchestra has become a legendary institution across the UK and beyond. Also this month, Alfred Brendel makes his BBC Music Magazine debut, reflecting on 60 years working with the joys and challenges of Schumann’s Piano Concerto. Rachmaninov’s fiery Second Symphony is on this month’s cover CD, and Hubert Parry is our Composer of the Month.
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