Daniel Hope on the beef between Tchaikovsky and Brahms

27 July 2015, 22:05

What happens when two of the most famous composers of all time can't stand each other? Violinist Daniel Hope has based an entire Bristol Proms show around it.

He's a Bristol Proms veteran, and for his third appearance at the festival violinist Daniel Hope was keen to explore one of the biggest beefs in classical music history - that between Tchaikovsky and Brahms, neither of whom were shy of the odd slanging match.

With the help of his own hand-picked ensemble and an on-stage actor, Hope's third Bristol Proms show is a full-on ding-dong - works by each of the composers are played out of sequence and pitted directly against one another... but who comes off best? Hope spoke to Classic FM's Jane Jones before he took to the Bristol Old Vic stage.