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Brahms: Variations on a theme of Haydn (The St Anthony Choral) (Op. 56)

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 27 August 2005

Stephen Johnson joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Grant Llewellyn for a look at Brahms's pioneering set of orchestral variations: Variations on a theme of Haydn. Just as Mozart and Beethoven before him had used variation form to demonstrate their skills as a performer so Brahms used the form to show off his skills as a composer.

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    Johannes Brahms Variations on a theme by Haydn (Op.56a) vers. for orchestra

    Performers: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Grant Llewellyn (conductor)


Stephen Johnson
Grant Llewellyn
BBC Symphony Orchestra


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