Brahms

Brahms

BrahmsJohannes Brahms (May 7, 1833 – April 3, 1897) was a German composer of the Romantic period. He was born in Hamburg and in his later years he settled in Vienna, Austria.

Brahms maintained a Classical sense of form and order in his works – in contrast to the opulence of the music of many of his contemporaries. Thus many admirers (though not necessarily Brahms himself) saw him as the champion of traditional forms and "pure music," as opposed to the New German embrace of program music.

Brahms venerated Beethoven: in the composer's home, a marble bust of Beethoven looked down on the spot where he composed, and some passages in his works are reminiscent of Beethoven's style. The main theme of the finale of Brahms's First Symphony is reminiscent of the main theme of the finale of Beethoven's Ninth, and when this resemblance was pointed out to Brahms he replied that any ass – jeder Esel – could see that.

Ein deutsches Requiem was partially inspired by his mother's death in 1865, but also incorporates material from a Symphony he started in 1854, but abandoned following Schumann's suicide attempt. He once wrote that the Requiem "belonged to Schumann". The first movement of this abandoned Symphony was re-worked as the first movement of the First Piano Concerto.

Brahms also loved the Classical composers Mozart and Haydn. He collected first editions and autographs of their works, and edited performing editions. He also studied the music of pre-classical composers, including Giovanni Gabrieli, Johann Adolph Hasse, Heinrich Schütz and especially Johann Sebastian Bach. His friends included leading musicologists, and with Friedrich Chrysander he edited an edition of the works of François Couperin. He looked to older music for inspiration in the arts of strict counterpoint; the themes of some of his works are modelled on Baroque sources, such as Bach's The Art of Fugue in the fugal finale of Cello Sonata No. 1, or the same composer's Cantata No. 150 in the passacaglia theme of the Fourth Symphony's finale.

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Waltz in A flat midnightpearls7 (1)
2648d ago
3 Piano Transcription
Albumblatt stockhoven (14)
2673d ago
2 Piano Original
Abendständchen (SAATBB) sano236 (234)
2717d ago
4 Vocal Transcription
Waldesnacht sano236 (234)
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4 Vocal Transcription
Verstohlen geht der Mond auf sano236 (234)
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1 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Des Abends sano236 (234)
2717d ago
2 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Abendständchen sano236 (234)
2727d ago
4 Vocal Transcription
Meine Liebe ist gruen jony5557 (4)
2991d ago
4 Piano, Vocal Book
Danza Hungara Num. 5 veniaphoto (1)
3020d ago
2 Violin Original
von ewiger liebe Jupetta (5)
3083d ago
6 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Scherzo in C clarnetist1 (1)
3138d ago
2 Clarinet Original
Auf Dem See abbedissan (5)
3166d ago
4 Piano, Vocal Original
Waltz in A flat colaks (1)
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12 Cello, Violin, Viola Original
Hungarian dance No.5 for violin virtuoso luisillo (5)
3230d ago
10 Violin Other
Hungarian dance No. 5 for violin intermediate luisillo (5)
3230d ago
10 Violin Other
lullaby quispnquake (16)
3240d ago
2 Piano, Vocal Original
Erlaube mir pierreolivier (3)
3249d ago
1 Vocal Book
O susser Mai pierreolivier (3)
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2 Vocal Book
Brahms Lullaby bogdanbogdan (4)
3255d ago
1 Saxophone Book
Hungarian 4 Cello part fiddlers (5)
3275d ago
2 Cello Original