Biographies of Johannes Brahms
Austria Composer Brahms
A comprehensive biography with a list of several links. A masterful collection of
information that examines every facet of the man and his art. This biography encompasses
his childhood, friends, performance tours, contemporary musicians and composers,
and the affinity he had for Vienna. Definitely the best available on this subject.
An encyclopaedia excerpt from the Microsoft Encarta source combined with a short
synopsis of his life. Not overly involved, but an adequate preliminary source to find
out the more commonly known facts.
Centennial of the Death of Brahms
A celebration of Brahms through essays by W. Furtwangler, G. Jenner, and the
Davidsbundler, as well as translations of texts he set to music. The essays are
well worth the read and provide useful insight into the work of this monumental
Johan Alkerstedt-Classical Music (Johannes Brahms)
An examination of the more dramatic moments in Brahms' life and a short list of
his more notable works.
Detailed information about Brahms' chamber music, concerti, Ein Deutsches
Requiem, piano music, and several links providing information on a bibliography,
pictures, and a comprehensive list of works. Another excellent sight to visit.
A discussion of Brahms' stylistic traits within his compositions. The reasoning
behind his musical progress or direction is examined in relation to his contemporaries
and his heritage. An interesting look at the causes and their influence on his artistic
A commercially driven biography, but still worth consideration. The modesty of the
man and the reputation of his work is directly stated in this page. A list of recordings
follows but these are all from the sponsoring company's collection so there is little
reason to accept their listing as unbiased. There are several links pertaining to recordings
in the previous biographical citations. Please consider these as well.
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
A summary of his life and work by Ted Valentine. It gives a brief introduction into his
upbringing and artistic development. The early contacts with his musical contemporaries
is examined and a list of compositions follows. A comprehensive list of selected recordings
is provided at the bottom of the page.
A short concise examination of his early career, his attraction to Vienna, and a brief
synopsis of his significance to the compositional craft of music.
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