Eva Turner Memorial Lecture with Stephen Johnson

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  • Eva Turner Memorial Lecture with Stephen Johnson
    9 November 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eva Turner Memorial Lecture:

Janne’s Rhine Journey with Stephen Johnson

6pm for 7.30pm, Tuesday 9th November

at Steiner House Theatre

Stephen Johnson

Writer, composer and arranger Stephen Johnson studied at the Northern School of Music, Manchester, and composition under Alexander Goehr at Leeds University, then at Manchester University. Since then he has written regularly for The Independent and The Guardian, and was Chief Music Critic of The Scotsman (1998-9). He is the author of Bruckner Remembered (Faber 1998), and studies of Mahler and Wagner (Naxos 2006, 2007). As a BBC broadcaster he presented Radio 3’s Discovering Music for 14 years, as well as a series of 14 programmes about the symphonies of Bruckner. He is also a regular contributor to the BBC Music Magazine. Stephen radio documentary, Shostakovich: Journey into Light, was nominated for a Sony Award in 2007. And in 2009 his radio documentary Vaughan Williams: Valiant for Truth, won a Sony Gold Award. His about music and mental health, How Shostakovich Changed My Mind (based on the Shostakovich documentary) was published in Spring 2018, and in 2021 it won a Rubery Book Award (non-fiction category). It was followed in 2020 by a book about Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, The Eighth: Mahler and the World in 1910 (Faber). Stephen’s orchestral work Behemoth Dances had its premiere in Moscow in April 2016, followed by its UK premiere in London in May. In January-February 2019 his Clarinet Quintet Angel’s Arc was performed by Emma Johnson and the Carducci Quartet, with further performances at this year’s Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival and in New York in November. The premiere of his String Quartet, to be performed by the Brodsky Quartet, is also planned for November of this year.


There will be a drinks reception at 6pm and the lecture will commence at 7.30pm.


Tickets £25 including refreshments.  (£5 for Students and under 30s with free membership and if they have previously provided proof of status.)

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Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, NW1 6XT, London, NW1 6XT, United Kingdom


Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London, NW1 6XT