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Johannes Brahms

Author : Jan Swafford
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 754 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 1999-12-07
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780679745822

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A New York Times Notable Book "This brilliant and magisterial book is a very good bet to...become the definitive study of Johannes Brahms."--The Plain Dealer Judicious, compassionate, and full of insight into Brahms's human complexity as well as his music, Johannes Brahms is an indispensable biography. Proclaimed the new messiah of Romanticism by Robert Schumann when he was only twenty, Johannes Brahms dedicated himself to a long and extraordinarily productive career. In this book, Jan Swafford sets out to reveal the little-known Brahms, the boy who grew up in mercantile Hamburg and played piano in beer halls among prostitutes and drunken sailors, the fiercely self-protective man who thwarted future biographers by burning papers, scores and notebooks late in his life. Making unprecedented use of the remaining archival material, Swafford offers richly expanded perspectives on Brahms's youth, on his difficult romantic life--particularly his longstanding relationship with Clara Schumann--and on his professional rivalry with Lizst and Wagner. "[Johannes Brahms] will no doubt stand as the definitive work on Brahms, one of the monumental biographies in the entire musical library."--London Weekly Standard "It is a measure of the accomplishment of Jan Swafford's biography that Brahms's sadness becomes palpable.... [Swafford] manages to construct a full-bodied human being."--The New York Times Book Review

Brahms's Elegies

Author : Nicole Grimes
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 295 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2019-01-24
Category : History
ISBN : 9781108474498

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A unique insight into the relationship between Brahms's music and his philosophical and literary context from a modernist perspective.

Allusion as Narrative Premise in Brahms's Instrumental Music

Author : Jacquelyn E. C. Sholes
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2018-05-24
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780253033161

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Allusion as Narrative Premise in Brahms's Instrumental Music by Jacquelyn E. C. Sholes Pdf

Who inspired Johannes Brahms in his art of writing music? In this book, Jacquelyn E. C. Sholes provides a fresh look at the ways in which Brahms employed musical references to works of earlier composers in his own instrumental music. By analyzing newly identified allusions alongside previously known musical references in works such as the B-Major Piano Trio, the D-Major Serenade, the First Piano Concerto, and the Fourth Symphony, among others, Sholes demonstrates how a historical reference in one movement of a work seems to resonate meaningfully, musically, and dramatically with material in other movements in ways not previously recognized. She highlights Brahms's ability to weave such references into broad, movement-spanning narratives, arguing that these narratives served as expressive outlets for his complicated, sometimes conflicted, attitudes toward the material to which he alludes. Ultimately, Brahms's music reveals both the inspiration and the burden that established masters such as Domenico Scarlatti, J. S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, and especially Beethoven represented for him as he struggled to emerge with his own artistic voice and to define and secure his unique position in music history.

Expressive Forms in Brahms's Instrumental Music

Author : Peter H. Smith
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2005-07-07
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780253023551

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Expressive Forms in Brahms's Instrumental Music by Peter H. Smith Pdf

"This book is a substantial and timely contribution to Brahms studies. Its strategy is to focus on a single critical work, the C-Minor Piano Quartet, analyzing and interpreting it in great detail, but also using it as a stepping-stone to connect it to other central Brahms works in order to reach a new understanding of the composer’s technical language and expressive intent. It is an original and worthy contribution on the music of a major composer." —Patrick McCreless Expressive Forms in Brahms’s Instrumental Music integrates a wide variety of analytical methods into a broader study of theoretical approaches, using a single work by Brahms as a case study. On the basis of his findings, Smith considers how Brahms’s approach in this piano quartet informs analyses of similar works by Brahms as well as by Beethoven and Mozart. Musical Meaning and Interpretation—Robert S. Hatten, editor

Brahms His Life And Work

Author : Karl Geiringer
Publisher : Sagwan Press
Page : 394 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2015-08-25
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1340302098

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Brahms His Life And Work by Karl Geiringer Pdf

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The Life and Times of Johannes Brahms

Author : Jim Whiting
Publisher : Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Page : 48 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2004-09
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781612289205

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The Life and Times of Johannes Brahms by Jim Whiting Pdf

Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany, to a family that lived in extreme poverty. Yet by the time of his death he had become one of the most financially successful classical music composers who ever lived. It wasn’t easy. His family had to move several times while Hannes (as he was nicknamed) was still a boy. He had to go to work when he was just 13, playing the piano in rough waterfront taverns in Hamburg. Often he wouldn’t come home until dawn. Brahms received his first big break when he was 20. The composer Robert Schumann called him a “genius” and a “young eagle.” Even then, it still took him many years to become famous. While he is most noted for his symphonies and concertos, it is likely that more people know him for his “Cradle Song,” better known as “Brahms’s Lullaby,” which millions of mothers have sung to their young children to lull them to sleep.

Performing Brahms

Author : Michael Musgrave,Bernard D. Sherman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 436 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2003-10-02
Category : Music
ISBN : 0521652731

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Performing Brahms by Michael Musgrave,Bernard D. Sherman Pdf

A great deal of evidence survives about how Brahms and his contemporaries performed his music. But much of this evidence - found in letters, autograph scores, treatises, publications, recordings, and more - has been hard to access, both for musicians and for scholars. This book brings the most important evidence together into one volume. It also includes discussions by leading Brahms scholars of the many issues raised by the evidence. The period spanned by the life of Brahms and the following generation saw a crucial transition in performance style. As a result, modern performance practices differ significantly from those of Brahms's time. By exploring the musical styles and habits of Brahms's era, this book will help musicians and scholars understand Brahms's music better and bring fresh ideas to present-day performance. The value of the book is greatly enhanced by the accompanying CD of historic recordings - including a performance by Brahms himself.


Author : Malcolm MacDonald
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Page : 490 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 019816484X

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'There is no better book on Brahms in print, and all its succesors will be deeply in its debt ... inaugurates a new era in Brahms studies.' The Musical Times

Brahms in Context

Author : Natasha Loges,Katy Hamilton
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 435 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2021-08-19
Category : Music
ISBN : 1316615197

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Brahms in Context by Natasha Loges,Katy Hamilton Pdf

Brahms in Context offers a fresh perspective on the much-admired nineteenth-century German composer. Including thirty-nine chapters on historical, social and cultural contexts, the book brings together internationally renowned experts in music, law, science, art history and other areas, including many figures whose work is appearing in English for the first time. The essays are accessibly written, with short reading lists aimed at music students and educators. The book opens with personal topics including Brahms's Hamburg childhood, his move to Vienna, and his rich social life. It considers professional matters from finance to publishing and copyright; the musicians who shaped and transmitted his works; and the larger musical styles which influenced him. Casting the net wider, other essays embrace politics, religion, literature, philosophy, art, and science. The book closes with chapters on reception, including recordings, historical performance, his compositional legacy, and a reflection on the power of composer myths.

Harvard University Bulletin

Author : Justin Winsor
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 508 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 1889
Category : Electronic
ISBN : UOM:39015035102030

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Author : Walter Frisch
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2003-01-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 0300099657

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Brahms by Walter Frisch Pdf

In this title, Walter Frisch provides a sensitive, analytical commentary on Braham's four symphonies as well as a consideration of their place within his oeuvre, within the symphonic repertory of his day, and within the broader musical culture of 19th-century Germany and Austria.


Author : John Bell Young
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Page : 179 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2017-01-18
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780486809380

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Brahms by John Bell Young Pdf

Engaging survey covers Brahms' major orchestral, choral, and piano music, culminating in a discussion of the German Requiem. Commentary places the composer's compelling music within the context of his era and environment.

Brahms and His World

Author : Walter Frisch,Kevin C. Karnes
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 479 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2009-07-06
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781400833627

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Brahms and His World by Walter Frisch,Kevin C. Karnes Pdf

Since its first publication in 1990, Brahms and His World has become a key text for listeners, performers, and scholars interested in the life, work, and times of one of the nineteenth century's most celebrated composers. In this substantially revised and enlarged edition, the editors remain close to the vision behind the original book while updating its contents to reflect new perspectives on Brahms that have developed over the past two decades. To this end, the original essays by leading experts are retained and revised, and supplemented by contributions from a new generation of Brahms scholars. Together, they consider such topics as Brahms's relationship with Clara and Robert Schumann, his musical interactions with the "New German School" of Wagner and Liszt, his influence upon Arnold Schoenberg and other young composers, his approach to performing his own music, and his productive interactions with visual artists. The essays are complemented by a new selection of criticism and analyses of Brahms's works published by the composer's contemporaries, documenting the ways in which Brahms's music was understood by nineteenth- and early twentieth-century audiences in Europe and North America. A new selection of memoirs by Brahms's friends, students, and early admirers provides intimate glimpses into the composer's working methods and personality. And a catalog of the music, literature, and visual arts dedicated to Brahms documents the breadth of influence exerted by the composer upon his contemporaries.

Brahms and the German Spirit

Author : Daniel Beller-McKenna
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 270 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2004-07-15
Category : History
ISBN : 0674013182

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Brahms and the German Spirit by Daniel Beller-McKenna Pdf

Beller-McKenna counters music historians's reluctance to address Brahms's Germanness, wary perhaps of fascist implications. He gives an account of the intertwining of nationalism, politics, and religion that underlies major works, and enriches both our understanding of his art and German culture.

Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Author : David Lee Brodbeck
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 1997-01-23
Category : Music
ISBN : 0521479592

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Brahms: Symphony No. 1 by David Lee Brodbeck Pdf

A 1997 examination of the genesis, background and extra-compositional allusions of this controversial work.