Johannes Brahms

( 1833 - 1897 )
Johannes Brahms
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 to the times’. He became very attached to Schumann’s wife, the composer and pianist Clara. After Schumann’s attempted suicide and subsequent encarceration in a mental sanatorium in 1854, Brahms wa

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Gianandrea Noseda conducts Brahms

Gianandrea Noseda conducts Brahms

The Cadaqués Orchestra conducted by Gianandrea Noseda presents the complete symphonies of Johannes Brahms in a double CD. This symphonic cycle, despite being one of the least extensive, is one of the keys to understanding the transition from ...
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