This book is the first extensive selection of the letters of Johannes Brahms ever to appear in English. The letters in this volume range from 1848 to just before his death in 1897.
Author: Johannes Brahms
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is the first comprehensive collection of the letters of Johannes Brahms ever to appear in English. Over 550 are included, virtually all uncut, and there are over a dozen published here for the first time in any language. Although he corresponded throughout his life with some of the great performers, composers, musicologists, writers, scientists, and artists of the day, and although thousands of his letters have survived, English readers have until now had scant opportunity to meet Brahms in person, through his words, and in his own voice. The letters in this volume range from 1848 to just before his death. They include most of Brahm's letters to Robert Schumann, over a hundred letters to Clara Schumann, and the complete Brahms-Wagner correspondence. They are joined by a running commentary to form an absorbing narrative, documented with scholarly care, provided with comprehensive notes, but written for the general music lover--the result is a lively biography. The work is generously illustrated, and contains several detailed appendices and an index.
Author: Albert Hermann DietrichPublish On: 2000-12-01
Johannes Brahms studied the piano from the age of seven and theory and composition (with Eduard Marxsen) from 13, gaining experience as an arranger for his father's light orchestra while absorbing the popular all zingarese style associated ...
Author: Albert Hermann Dietrich
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Johannes Brahms studied the piano from the age of seven and theory and composition (with Eduard Marxsen) from 13, gaining experience as an arranger for his father's light orchestra while absorbing the popular all zingarese style associated with Hungarian folk music. In 1853, on a tour with the Hungarian violinist Reményi, he met Joseph Joachim and Liszt; Joachim, who became a lifelong friend, encouraged him to meet Robert Schumann. Fundamentally reserved, logical and studious, Brahms was fond of taut forms in his music, though he used genre distinctions loosely. In the piano music, for example, which chronologically encircles his vocal output, the dividing lines between ballads and rhapsody, and capriccio and intermezzo, are vague, such terms refer more to expressive character than to musical form. As in other media, his most important development technique in the piano music is variation, whether used independently (simple melodic alteration and thematic cross-reference) or to create a large integrated cycle in which successive variations contain their own thematic transformation (as in the Handel Variations).
Not least, the English version of the book, originally published in German in 1997, includes four additional chapters that investigate novel aspects by dealing in detail with the First Symphony, the German Requiem, Nänie and the Four ...
Author: Constantin Floros
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Literary Criticism
Johannes Brahms was until now widely regarded as the archetype of the «absolute musician». Based on new research, the study shows how close autobiographic and poetic elements are in fact linked to his oeuvre. Like Robert Schumann, Brahms subscribed to an aesthetic of «poetic» music. In many of his compositions he got his inspiration from personal experiences, poems or images, as is shown by hitherto unpublished documents, letters, and diary entries, as well as from close analyses of individual works. Brahms's personality, too, is seen in a new way. He adopted Joseph Joachim's motto «Frei, aber einsam», «Free but Alone». The tonal code F - A - E, the musical symbol of this, recurs frequently in his works. Not least, the English version of the book, originally published in German in 1997, includes four additional chapters that investigate novel aspects by dealing in detail with the First Symphony, the German Requiem, Nänie and the Four Serious Songs. The American Brahms Society stressed the importance of the study for all those who want to come to know the unknown Brahms.
Very large Brahms bibliographies can be found in reference dictionaries ( e.g.
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and ... ( b ) Letters of Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms 1853–1896 , edited by Berthold Litzmann , published in
English in ...
Author: Ivor Keys
Provides a lively account of Brahms's career as a freelance composer & musician & a vivid portrait of the German middle-class audience for whom he wrote. Provides a detailed catalog of his music, with analyses of playable examples.
Author: George-Julius PapadopoulosPublish On: 2004
Brahms ' s Lieder Inventory of 1859 - 60 and Other Documents of his Life and
Work . ” Fontes Artis Musicae 30 , no . 3 ( July - September 1983 ) : 98 - 117 . - " Johannes Brahms ' s Collection of Deutsche Sprichworte ( German Proverbs ) .
This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature.
Author: Max Kalbeck
Publisher: Alpha Edition
This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.
Rather more application than is called for by Tovey ' s witty yet profound essays is
needed by readers of Edwin Evans ' s four - volume “ Historical , Descriptive and
Analytical Account of the Entire Works of Johannes Brahms ” ( London , 1912ff ) ...
Author: Bernard Jacobson
Publisher: London : Tantivy Press ; Rutherford, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
THE LIFE OF JOHANNES BRAHMS CHAPTER XII . 1862 - 1864 . Vienna -
Musical societies - - Leading musicians — The Prater — Brahms ' appearance at
a Hellinesberger Quartet concert - Brabmus ' first concert in Vienna —
Over 200 works of the well-known Edition Eulenburg series of scores from orchestral and choral literature, chamber music and music theatre are now available in digital format.
Author: Johannes Brahms
Over 200 works of the well-known Edition Eulenburg series of scores from orchestral and choral literature, chamber music and music theatre are now available in digital format. You can now enjoy the yellow study scores digitally with one click in excellent reproduction quality. Über 200 Werke der berühmten Edition Eulenburg Partiturreihe für Orchester- und Chorliteratur, Kammermusik und Musiktheater sind nun auch in einer digitalen Aufbereitung erhältlich. In optisch hervorragender Darstellung kann man die gelben Studienpartituren mit einem Klick jetzt auch digital genießen.
The Chamber Music of Johannes Brahms FOREWORD This essay was prepared
for the performance in 1 Philadelphia , on the centenary of the birth of Johannes Brahms , of all his works of chamber music . Its purpose is to assist those who ...