AudioQuintet op. 111
( 1833 - 1897 )
Brahms was born in Hamburg. He showed early promise on the piano and helped to supplement the rather meager family income by playing the piano in restaurants and theaters, as well as by teaching. In his early teens he began to conduct choirs and eventually became an efficient orchestral conductor.
He began to compose quite early in life, but his efforts did not receive much attention until he went on a concert tour as accompanist to the Hungarian violinist Eduard Reményi in 1853. On this tour he met Joseph Joachim at Hannover, and went on to the Court of Weimar where he met Franz Liszt, Cornelius and Raff. Joachim had given Brahms a letter of introduction to Robert Schumann, and Brahms walked to Düsseldorf, being welcomed into the Schumann family. Schumann, amazed by the 20-year-old’s talent, published an article ’Neue Bahnen’ (New Paths) in the journal Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik alerting the public to the young man whom he claimed was ’destined to give ideal expression t...
Latest concertsQuintet op. 111
ohann S. Bach:
Konzert für Cembalo und Orchester, d- moll
Suite in h-Moll für Flöte und Orchester
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violinromanzen, F-Dur und G-Dur
Johannes Brahms: Quintett in G ob,111 (Fassung für Kammerorchester)