The July issue of BBC Music Magazine is out now!
Inside our celebratory Proms issue, Sir Andrew Davis talks to Richard Morrison about returning to conduct Elgar at the First Night, we go behind the scenes at the Royal Albert Hall to discover what goes into broadcasting the two-month festival, and James Naughtie meets composer Harrison Birtwistle, who turns 80 next month. Also, Roger Wright reminisces about seven years as director of the Proms ahead of his final season in the job and Stephen Johnson asks why Beethoven only wrote one opera.
Plus, the magazine includes full Proms listings and Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto and The Spirit of England on your free CD.
Take a selfie with Sir Henry Wood
You may have noticed that Sir Andrew Davies took a couple of selfies during our cover shoot this month. We thought it would be fun for you to take your own snaps with the bust of Proms founder Sir Henry Wood and send them to us. Simply download the Blippar app to your smartphone or tablet, hold it in front of the July cover and tap on ‘take a selfie with Sir Henry Wood’. When you are happy with your photo, share it with us using the Twitter or Facebook icon, or email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will publish our favourites in a future issue.