Programme Notes – Brahms and Red Wine

In memory of my dear friend Stuart Orford. When we were undergraduate students together in the late 1970s Stuart informed me that he was going to host a ‘Brahms and Red Wine’ evening, but as I then didn’t care for Brahms or red wine I wasn’t invited. Since then I’ve tried to repair these failings, in this particular instance with a little bit of help from Brahms Intermezzo opus 119 no 1.