- Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist
|Born:||07 May 1833 Comment |
|When did Johannes Brahms die? / Died||03 April 1897|
|How many years did Johannes Brahms live? / Lived||63 years|
Johannes Brahms facts
- Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria
- His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow
- Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus
- A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works
- He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends)
- Many of his works have become staples of the modern concert repertoire
- Brahms, an uncompromising perfectionist, destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished
- Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator
- His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters
- While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by subsequent figures as diverse as Arnold Schoenberg and Edward Elgar
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