John Sessions

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01Saturday Classics20121117

In the first of two programmes, John Sessions presents a selection of music that is much-loved today, but at the time received terrible reviews, or had disastrous premieres. John recounts some of the most colourful reviews of works such as Ravel's string quartet, Tchaikovsky's violin concerto, Puccini's Tosca, and Debussy's Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un Faune.

02 LASTSaturday Classics20121124

In the second of two programmes, John Sessions presents a selection of music that is much-loved today, but at the time received terrible reviews, or had disastrous premieres. John recounts some of the most colourful reviews of works such as Rachmaninov's First Symphony, Elgar's Cello Concerto, Bizet's Carmen and Stravinsky's the Rite of Spring.