Johannes Brahms may be the hardest composer to pin down: a contradiction to fellow composers, music-lovers and possibly even to himself. He has variously been described as an antidote to Wagner and a die-hard classicist; yet there are those – including Schoenberg – who argued that he was the greatest composer of his age and a trailblazer for future modernists.
Today’s distinguished panel will help us to unravel this famously prickly character, who once said “If there is anyone here who I have failed to insult, I offer him my apologies!” With Dr Natasha Loges of the Royal College of Music, Professor Julian Horton of Durham University, broadcaster and writer Tom Service, and pianist Tim Horton.
Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be served from 1:45pm.
A Music in the Round presentation. Part of Sheffield Chamber Music Festival.