🇩🇪4/3 - Johannes Brahms' Death
Modern concert repertoire was affected by Brahms.
Brahms was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the mid-romantic period. Born in Hamburg. He spent much of his life in Vienna.
He is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the Three Bs of music, originally commented by Hans von bülow.
Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensenbles, piano, voice and chorus. His works have become staples of the modern concert repertoire.
Brahms has been considered both a traditionalist and an innovator, by his contemporaries and by later writers. His music is rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. Embedded within those structures are deeply romantic motifs. While some contemporaries found his music to be overly academic, his contribution and craftsmanship were admired by subsequent figures as diverse as Arnold Schoenberg and Edward Elgar. The diligent, highly constructed nature of Brahms's works was a starting point and an inspiration for a generation of composers.
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