Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony at the BBC Proms on Sunday 30 August.

Prom 60, Royal Albert Hall, review: Jeremy Denk and the San Francisco Symphony brilliantly revive Henry Cowell

Denk’s encore rounded things off with a breath of New England charm

Prom 57, Royal Albert Hall, review: Maria Joao Pires plays magical Mozart

Her articulation was pellucid, and her passage-work delicately expressive

Shock of the new: Yuja Wang was criticised for wearing a short, tight-fitting skirt at a recent recital

Prom 61, Royal Albert Hall, review: A phenomenal performance by Yuja Wang

The moment Wang launched into the maelstrom of octave runs which begin Bartok’s Piano Concerto No 2 she was in her element

Prom 63, Royal Albert Hall, review: A spiritedly and idiomatically delivered performance

Igor Levit laid his cards on the table in his initial entry in Concerto No 27 in B flat major

The double bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku, the founder of Chineke!

Chineke! Europe's first professional orchestra of black and minority ethnic musicians launches

Its founder double-bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku talks to Jessica Duchen

A capacity crowd watched Sir Andras Schiff's late-night recital of Bach's Goldberg Variations

Prom 50, Royal Albert Hall, review: Andras Schiff casts a spell with Bach's Goldbergs

The emotion was restrained and the virtuosity was dazzling

Seventeen-year-old Jessy McCabe has challenged Edexcel's lack of female composers

Why do we hear the work of so few female classical composers?

Exam boards are under pressure to justify why no female composers are deemed worthy of study. Caroline Criado-Perez asks why there is room for Carl Perkins and Oasis in the canon, but not Clara Schumann, Fanny Hensel or Joni Mitchell

The Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in April. The classical musical festival is one of the BBC’s most cherished institutions

Prom 42, Royal Albert Hall, review: An evocative sound portrait of Sibelius

The Adagio of the Symphony No 3 in C major was a delight

Organist Richard Hills rehearses on Europe's largest Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ

Wurlitzer pipe organ: Historic instrument sounds again in UK cinema after 55-year absence

Restored cinema organ from the 1930s has been installed in east London

Infamous Jesus painting restoration inspires opera about the woman who botched it

Cecilia Gimenez has given her blessing to the opera after becoming a local legend

Royal Opera House unveils colourful hand-painted silk installation telling its story

Designer Ali Pretty's twelve giant banners will be displayed in September

Prom 44, Royal Albert Hall, review: Brass brilliance, woodwind eloquence and muscular pianissimo pizzicatos

This work consists of many movements condensed into one, and here its intricately-woven melodic lines were clear and astringent

Prom 36, Royal Albert Hall, review: Marc-Andre Hamelin dazzles in Ravel's left-hand concerto

Hamelin found the ideal touch and tone for a piece with a fascinating story

Prom 34, Royal Albert Hall, review: A search to articulate grand truths which never quite succeeds

Its glory lies in its Adagio which Karabits and his band delivered with supreme assurance

(L-R) Mariana Flores and Francesca Aspromonte as Eurydice and Music in a performance of Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the BBC Proms on Tuesday 4 August, with the English Baroque Soloists, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

Prom 25, Royal Albert Hall, review: Monteverdi's Orfeo offers moments of magic

This work still remains our most profound musical expression of love and loss

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