Classic FM Conversation: Brahms or Tchaikovsky?

Johannes Brahms and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - two of the greatest composers of all time share the same birthday, 7 May. Of the two, which is your favourite? And tell us why...

Brahms & Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky and Brahms were both giants of 19th century classical music, producing many masterpieces which are beloved by listeners today.  The two composers both penned majestic symphonies and stately concertos, beyond that Tchaikovsky indulged himself more on the ballet stage and Brahms composed a greater number of intimate works of chamber music. If you had to choose, which is your favourite of these two composers? Tell us who and why in the comments section below.