Hosted by Janice Galloway (author of 'Clara'), Stephen Johnson, Edward Gregson and Julian Anderson.
Part 1: The Two Cello Sonatas
Stephen Johnson broadcaster
(with post-graduate students from the Royal Academy of Music)
A live analysis and performance of Brahms's two great masterworks of the cello repertoire by well-known broadcaster Stephen Johnson (BBC Radio 3)
Part 2: Meeting the Young Johannes with Janice Galloway
Author Janice Galloway talks about writing her book Clara, which explores the tripartite relationship between Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, and the insights she gained into the young composer at this critical point in his artistic life.
Debate: Why Do Composers Love to Hate Brahms?
A discussion led by composers and musicologists, including Edward Gregson, Stephen Johnson and Julian Anderson, exploring why composers from Wagner to Britten have vilified Brahms