Earlier this evening in London the First Night of the Proms took place, beginning 8 weeks of concerts in the world's greatest classical music festival. The finest orchestras visit to present performances, as they have for 119 years.

All concerts are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and most are available on demand for the following 7 days. The opening concert featured a nautical theme with Britten's Four Sea Interludes and the massive Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony. Pianist Steven Hough was featured in a performance of the Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. This is available for 7 days at the BBC iPlayer site here .

As I have in past years, I'll occasionally bring to your attention a concert that I thought was particularly enjoyable.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.