German Romantic composer Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg in 1833 and died in Vienna, Austria in 1897. A perfectionist, he often compared himself unfavorably to composers such as Beethoven and ended up destroying many compositions without their ever being heard. While basically conservative, he showed musical growth throughout his four symphonies and occasionally borrowed wilder folk themes, such as in his Hungarian Dances, and he explored a vast range of human emotion in his Violin Concerto.
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Lengthy essay by David Wright from his series "Great Composers." Details the influence of the Schumann family and notes what set him apart from other deemed merely very good.
Brahms at the Piano: Musical Archaeology
An analysis and transcription of the 1889 cylinder recording of Johannes Brahms performance of a segment of his First Hungarian Dance by Jonathan Berger. Includes illustrations and links to further resources.
Brahms, Johannes (1833 - 1897), Germany
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
The Centennial of the Death of Brahms
A series of sub-pages devoted to the 100 year anniversary of his death in 1897. Provides translations of essays by his pupil Gustav Jenner and conductor Wilhelm Furtwaengler, plus translations of texts that Brahms set to music.
Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms
The relationship between the widow of Robert Schumann and the bachelor is explored through a creative writing assignment. Includes related links.
Directory of mp3s on the internet that have been made available by the performing artists.
Classical Music Archives: Brahms
Over 320 complete works by Brahms offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists. Two biographies, including that from the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. Timelines, search engine.
Grave of Johannes Brahms
Find a Grave photographs of the composer's Vienna burial place. Link to the cemetery shows other notables sharing his resting place, including Johann Strauss, Sr. and Jr., Beethoven, and Czerny, also the cenotaph of Mozart.
Film by János Darvas. Complete postproduction script in PDF for download. Includes RAM soundtrack excerpt.
Sympathetic biographical essay about his life, his music, and his relationship with the Schumann family with links to related essays and creative writing assignments.
List of works, biography, and free MIDI audio files from On Classical/Kunst der Fuge.
Biography, catalog of works, pictures, links, organizations.
Wikipedia article with his life, works, influences, personality, and portrait. Includes references to books, movies, and pop culture with internal and external links to related people, topics, and audio files.
Listing of over seventy-five films using his music includes links to each and related materials from the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Suggested biographies and scores, CD reviews, MIDI audio samples, portrait, links, and recommended recordings from the Classical Net Basic Repertoire List.
Biographical article with examination of Classical and Romantic sources and RA audio samples from the Music History 102 collection of the Internet Public Library.
Entry at the Lied and Art Songs Text Page listing hundreds of individual vocal works and cycles with lyrics. Includes many with English and other translations.
Johannes Brahms: An Overview
Illustrated biographical article from mfiles, noting major works, with links and examples of sheet music, MIDI and MP3 files.
Johannes Brahms: The Last Classicist
Brief biography, list of key works, quotes, recommended reading and recordings, timeline, and further resources from Humanities Web.
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