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  Johannes Brahms - MSN Encarta
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), German composer, one of the major composers of the 19th century, whose works combine the best of the classical and romantic schools.
Many biographers contend that Brahms was deeply in love with Clara, but he did not propose to her after Schumann's death in 1856, and he never married.
Although Brahms revived a tradition to which no important composer since Ludwig van Beethoven had adhered, he was not wholly isolated from his own milieu, and the fiery emotional range of the romantic spirit permeates his music.
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  Johannes Brahms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brahms' grave in the Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery), Vienna.
Brahms is buried in the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna.
Brahms was also a prolific composer in the theme and variation form, having notably composed the Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Paganini Variations, and Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, along with other lesser known sets of variations.
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 The Symphony - Johannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms was born on 7th May 1833 in Hamburg.
Joachim introduced Brahms to the Robert and Clara Schumann in Dusseldorf.
Brahms experimented with symphonic ideas in a two-piano sonata, but felt that the task of a complete symphony was beyond him for the time being, and eventually these early sketches resulted in the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, op 15.
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 Johannes Brahms
Johannes began his career playing for a mark and a half an evening in the taverns of the back-alleys of Hamburg.
Brahms had a complex personality and was at one and the same time both a Classical and a Romantic composer.
Brahms made a notable contribution to the piano composition of the second part of the nineteenth century.
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 - Classical Music Dictionary - Free MP3
Brahms was born in Hamburg to the son of a double-bass player and his older seamstress wife.
Brahms was one of the greatest 19th century symphonists after Beethoven and he was regarded as the foremost romantic composer of instrumental music in classical forms.
Brahms showed a particular talent for the composition of variations, and this is aptly demonstrated in the famous Variations on a Theme of Handel, Op.
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Johannes Brahms felt that Schubert was the last composer to be born at a truly propitious time.
In the age of the bravura concerto, where the solo instrument is often merely accompanied by the orchestra, Brahms, in his Violin Concerto and two piano concertos, wrote in a truly classical manner that treats soloist and orchestra as symbiotic equals in the tradition of Mozart and Beethoven.
Brahms was famously brusque and prickly on the surface, although friends knew this was to guard a very sensitive and vulnerable soul.
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 Island of Freedom - Johannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms, the composer of A German Requiem, four symphonies, four concertos, and many songs, piano pieces, and chamber works, was one of the seminal musical figures of the 19th century.
Brahms was a talented pianist, giving his first public recital at the age of 14, and making a living by playing in taverns and dance halls.
Brahms, more than any other composer of the second half of the 19th century, was responsible for reviving what is termed "absolute" music--compositions to be accepted on their own terms as interplays of sound rather than as works that depict a scene or tell a story (program music).
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 Notes on Ein Deutsches Requiem (Johannes Brahms)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
What the Viennese musical public knew of Johannes Brahms in 1867 rested largely on his single season as conductor of the Singakademie, an a cappella ensemble he had led through the unfamiliar terrain of Baroque choral music in 1863-64.
As in the second movement, the trajectory of the third is from bleak to jubilant, from morose reflection on the inevitability of one's own death, expressed in a call and response style that draws on operatic recitiative, to hope and faith in God's comfort, a shift again signaled by an exuberant, extended fugal passage.
Brahms adopts Bach's strategy to his own ends, constructing a musical framework that evades denominational particularity in favor of a more personal vision that, by virtue of the humanity and generosity of the visionary, aspires to the universal.
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 Johannes Brahms: brief biography
Johannes Brahms acquired his fame as a symphonic composer, yet he only wrote four.
Johannes Brahms was born into a musical family.
Brahms continued to keep his friendship with Clara professional for the sake of public appearance but did not deny his love for her.
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 Vienna, Austria - Capital of Classical Music - Famous Austrian Composers from Vienna
Johannes Brahms was born near Hamburg and as a son of a musician, he obtained a musical education.
Brahms was traveling around Europe and gave concerts of his own music and after he became the manager of the Vienna Singers' Academy in 1862 and in 1868.
Falco was born in Vienna as Johann Hölzl.
www.aboutvienna.org /composers/musiker.htm   (627 words)

 Brahms, Johannes on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Brahms became the devoted friend of Robert and Clara Schumann, both of whom admired his compositions.
Brahms never married, although he had several love affairs and remained deeply attached to Clara Schumann for years after her husband's death.
Brahms: 1897-1997 I. (crítica del compositor Johannes Brahms)(TA: critique of the composer Johannes Brahms)
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 Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto
Johannes Brahms also composed with friends in mind, particularly when it came to violin works.
Brahms had begun his professional career in the 1850s as a piano accompanist to better-known artists, particularly violinists, such as Joachim.
The two men had performed together for decades, and Brahms certainly knew the impressive extent of his colleague's talent, but not being a violinist himself, the composer was concerned about the practicality of what he was creating.
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 Internet Public Library: Music History 102
Born to a poor family in the slums of Hamburg, Germany, Brahms studied music as best he was able while supporting himself by playing piano at bars and brothels and by turning out arrangements of light music.
But Brahms later abandoned this track, devoting himself instead to synthesizing the Classical forms with the almost by now forgotten early Romanticism, with its slowly unraveling sense of tonality.
Many of Brahms' later works are undoubtedly his best, including the Four Serious Songs, the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, and the last two of his four symphonies.
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 Brahms, Johannes (1833 - 1897)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Born in Hamburg, the son of a double-bass player and his older seamstress wife, Brahms attracted the attention of Schumann, to whom he was introduced by the violinist Joachim, and after Schumann's death he maintained a long friendship with his widow, the pianist Clara Schumann, whose advice he always valued.
Brahms eventually settled in Vienna, where to some he seemed the awaited successor to Beethoven.
Brahms completed some two dozen pieces of chamber music and almost all of these have some claim on our attention.
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 Lesson Tutor : Classical Composer Series
Johannes Brahms was born in 1833 in North Germany, in a tiny two room flat in one of the poorer neighbourhoods of Hamburg.
But the young Johannes was expected to pay his way, and so, a year later at the age of thirteen he was sent to earn money by playing the piano late at night in Hamburg's dockside taverns and brothels.
People generally love Brahms for the strength of his musical thinking, tempered by other romantic aspects of his personality; the sunny warmth and occasional tenderness behind the gruff exterior; and the dark but beautiful mood of his closing years.
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 Johannes Brahms Notes
Presumably Brahms showed Clara Schumann that summer's lieder as a matter of course, but she remained oblivious to their mingling of old lost love and yearning for an impossible new love, in the person of her daughter.
Brahms, who was sitting opposite to her, was evidently touched with deep emotion.
The young Brahms was hard, almost to harshness; he loved blunt expression and sudden contrasts, and avoided concesssions to mere comprehensibility; nevertheless his works were imbued with simplicity and a profound tenderness.
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 Brahms, Johannes articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Johannes Brahms at Amazon Vast selection of new and used music.
Brahms, Johannes BRAHMS, JOHANNES [Brahms, Johannes], 1833-97, German composer, b.
Brahms ranks among the greatest masters of the romantic period.
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 Johannes Brahms - an overview of the classical composer
Brahms however chose the stricter conventions of the classical period, and as a result received much criticism from his more adventurous peers and later composers.
Brahms' early music career was as a pianist giving recitals in his late teens and 20s, and his exceptionl skills on this instrument brought him attention from the violinist Joachim, and Robert and Clara Schumann who were to befriend him.
Part of this reticence was the enormous historical figure of Beethoven in whose musical footsteps Brahms was to follow, and indeed his music was compared to Beethoven to the extent that the first Symphony was dubbed "Beethoven's 10th".
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 Essentials of Music - Composers
Brahms created a style that blended the lyrical and intellectual and served as a contrast to the progressive style of the New German School.
Brahms died of cancer in 1897, not long after the death of his one love and close friend, Clara Schumann.
Brahms is an important figure in German music, standing almost as a rock of classicism in the onrushing stream of the new styles created by Wagner, Liszt and others.
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 Johannes Brahms
Brahms created a style that blended the lyrical and intellectual and served as a contrast to the progressive style of the New German School.
Brahms died of cancer in 1897, not long after the death of his one love and close friend, Clara Schumann.
Brahms is an important figure in German music, standing almost as a rock of classicism in the onrushing stream of the new styles created by Wagner, Liszt, and others.
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 Johannes Brahms at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Brahms died in Vienna from liver cancer and is interred in the Zentralfriedhof.
Like most of the Romantic composers, Brahms venerated Beethoven, and his works contain what seem to be outright imitations of Beethoven's work, including the Ninth Symphony and the Hammerklavier sonata.
Brahms was an extreme perfectionist, a fact perhaps reflected in the delay in producing his First Symphony.
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 Johannes Brahms
German composer Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg in 1833.
One of the most well known classical composers, Brahms is notable for his combination of the romantic and classical styles.
Accounts reveal that Brahms did indeed snore heavily, and given his physical attributes, including a heavy-set frame and a thick neck, it is likely that he experienced sleep apnea.
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 Biographie von Johannes Brahms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Brahms erhält die Leitung des Wiener Singvereins (siehe "Musik-Geschichte"), die er bis 1875 beibehält. Er bezieht die Wohnung in der Karlsgasse.
Brahms schreibt an seiner zweiten Symphonie D-Dur, op.
Brahms verbringt den Sommer in Mürzzuschlag in der Steiermark.
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 Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records and Online Memorials   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Brahms served as Music Director at the court of Lippe-Detmold from 1857 to 1860 and conducted a women's chorus in Hamburg from 1860 to 1863, but he was largely unnoticed in Germany.
Brahms was a gruff, moody, self-deprecating man who lived as simple a life as his celebrity would allow.
Brahms was a gifted pianist and his initial compositions were three piano sonatas; it was the Sonata in C Major (1852) that so impressed Robert Schumann.
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 Amazon.com: Johannes Brahms : A Biography (Vintage): Books: Jan Swafford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Brahms was quite amused when he saw the expression on his friend's face as he unwrapped his lunch and without saying a word, carefully folded up the score and just put it in his pocket.
Brahms' dealings with Clara Schumann, Joachim, and other friends is studied in fascinating detail through meetings and letters -- an intimate portrait of personal relations, desires and fears, quiet joys and resentments, etc., all as absorbing as a Henry James novel.
Meanwhile, Brahms' incomparable music is a life of its own, and we are treated to the master's views of it, as well as those of contemporaries and the author.
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