BBC Proms launches Companion for iPad

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The new digital BBC Proms Companion

For Proms and iPad aficionados, the BBC has just launched a Proms Companion for you to download to your iPad free, so you can navigate your way through the world’s greatest music festival wherever and whenever you please.

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The digital Proms Companion has articles on Wagner’s ‘Ring Cycle’

The development of the digital Proms Companion will surely be welcomed by both newcomers and seasoned Prommers alike – providing a comprehensive guide to what’s on and when, as well as a host of articles on the season by specialist writers.  Featured amongst these are Wagner’s Ring Cycle – the complete cycle of works to be conducted by Daniel Barenboim – the piano concertos – which form one of the main focuses of the season – a timeline of British  20th century musical milestones being celebrated at this year’s Proms, and a look at life backstage at the Royal Albert Hall.

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The Companion has a timeline of 20th century British music at the Proms

In addition, there are contributions from the BBC’s team of Radio 3 presenters on their own particular highlights of a season which has a range of offerings, from large-scale classical works to diverse performances such as the first-ever Proms devoted to urban pop, beatboxing and gospel.

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A digital version of official guide to the BBC Proms is also available

This BBC Proms Companion isn’t the only new development for the current season, though.  For the first time there is also a digital version of the BBC Proms Guide with full Proms listings.  This guide has been designed and fully optimised for iPad and Kindle, with some superb full-screen photographs and image galleries – and it’s now available to buy.

Download the Proms Companion free from BBC Proms Companion, and the BBC Proms Guide from the Apple iBookstore, for £4.99.

For detailed information on the 2013 BBC Proms season, visit bbc.co.uk/proms

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