The Proms

Music appreciation should be a part of every schoolchild’s life, and the BBC Proms play a vital part in lifelong musical education

This summer’s dumbing down is just the prelude to ditching everything this great festival stands for

William Walton was inspired by sexual energy

Much hoo-ha was made of the BBC’s “censorship” of Nigel Kennedy’s remarks about Palestine at the Proms. In truth, Kennedy knew all along he’d be taken off air

John Eliot Gardiner’s new portrait is the culmination of a lifetime’s devotion to the great composer

For too long the Proms showcased foreign music. Now, under Roger Wright, it is well and truly a Great British festival

This year’s Proms are better than ever. Now the BBC needs to repeat the trick during the rest of the year