This week we're celebrating the breadth and diversity of the BBC Proms. With the 119th season now in full flow, we've scoured the exhaustive programme to unearth some of the most interesting UK composers taking part this year. From Julian Anderson's opening piece Harmony to Django Bates’ The Study of Touch, many of Britain’s best working composers have won new commissions or premieres. Listen to our pick here.
The Proms 2011 drew to a close last weekend and, while the BBC announced that the festival had attracted record audiences, M caught up with composer Graham Fitkin to find out more about his Proms premiere.
Sought-after British composer Judith Bingham wrote the new organ piece The Everlasting Crown for the annual Proms festival this year. It debuted yesterday at London’s Royal Albert Hall by organist Stephen Farr, and has already received critical acclaim.