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By John Bell Young

"Elegant, thought-provoking, frequently outrageous yet continually stimulating, this e-book will fascinate those that comprehend much approximately Brahms in addition to those that comprehend little." — Stephen Hough, pianist and composer.
Hailed in his lifetime as Beethoven's successor and a strong image of musical classicism, Johannes Brahms used to be still a debatable determine in an international infatuated with the daring new instructions taken via Wagner and Liszt. at the present time Brahms' stature is unassailable, and his works stay staples of the repertoire in all of the many genres within which he composed.
This enticing survey of Brahms' song covers his significant orchestral, choral, and piano track, culminating in a dialogue of the ever-popular German Requiem. writer John Bell younger, a live performance pianist and song critic, deals an astute remark on many aspects of the composer's existence, together with the attitudes of Brahms' contemporaries and his complicated romantic relationships. Readers will locate this quantity an available consultant to the good composer's compelling song, positioned in the context of his period and environment.

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