Dr Graham Johnson OBE
FM Broadcast: 16/09/2018 4:00 pm16/09/2018 4:00 pm
Digital Broadcast: 16/09/2018 4:00 pm16/09/2018 4:00 pm
Talented young pianists and singers in Melbourne have recently been treated to the experience and profound inspiration of English pianist Dr Graham Johnson, one of the world’s leading vocal accompanists. In July he conducted a series of master classes on lieder and song for the inaugural Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song conducted under the auspices of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music of the University of Melbourne. For over thirty years Graham Johnson has accompanied many of the world’s greatest singers including Thomas Allen, Victoria de los Angeles, Elly Ameling, Thomas Hampson, Dame Felicity Lott, Jessye Norman and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. He’s recorded extensively for Hyperion Records, including the complete Schubert Lieder, a milestone in the history of recording, and he’s the author of several books, including a three-volume study of Schubert songs, and their poets. Doug Beecroft talks to Graham Johnson about this most personal art form on Reflections at 4pm on Sunday 16 September, repeated at 3pm on Friday 21 September.