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Brahms's Violin Concerto

Stephen Johnson is joined by violinist Matthew Trusler, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Grant Llewellyn, to explore the challenging Violin Concerto by Brahms.

Stephen Johnson explores the Violin Concerto by Brahms, one of the most challenging works in the repertoire. Brahms was clearly inspired by his great friend and violin virtuoso Joseph Joachim, and Brahms sought his advice while he composed this concerto. Stephen Johnson is joined by the violinist Matthew Trusler, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Grant Llewellyn, who illustrate with musical extracts, and the programme concludes with a complete performance of the work.

1 hour, 30 minutes