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Johannes Brahms
By Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms

Life and Letters

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Johannes Brahms by Johannes Brahms

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This book is the first comprehensive collection of the letters of Johannes Brahms ever to appear in English. Over 550 are included, virtually all uncut, and there are over a dozen published here for the first time in any language. Although he corresponded throughout his life with some of the great performers, composers, musicologists, writers, scientists, and artists of the day, and although thousands of his letters have survived, English readers have until now had scant opportunity to meet Brahms in person, through his words, and in his own voice. 'I am aware of my bad habit of writing briefly but obscurely', Brahms once wrote to a friend. He was needlessly hard on himself, for his letters describe many significant events in his life, throw light on his friendships and music, and reveal his wit, idealism, intelligence, generosity, sarcasm, and above all his powerful sense of integrity. The letters in this volume range from 1848 to just before his death. They include all Brahms's letters to Robert Schumann, over a hundred letters to Clara Schumann, and the complete Brahms-Wagner correspondence. They are joined by a running commentary to form an absorbing narrative, documented with scholarly care, provided with comprehensive notes, but written for the general music lover. The result is a lively biography. The book is generously illustrated, and contains several detailed appendices and an index.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198162346
ISBN-10: 0198162340
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 167mm x 49mm)
Pages: 908
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Choral Works with Orchestral Accompaniment by Johannes Brahms Choral Works with Orchestral Accompaniment, Paperback / softback (May 2017)

Reprinted from authoritative sources, this collection features Ave Maria, Op. 12; Funeral Hymn, Op. 13; Songs for Women's Chorus, Op. 17; and Song from Walter Scott's "The Lady of the Lake" by Schubert.

Multi-Voice Songs Without Accompaniment by Johannes Brahms Multi-Voice Songs Without Accompaniment, Paperback / softback (May 2017)

Unaccompanied choral works composed or otherwise arranged by Brahms for mixed choruses as well as individual men's and women's choruses include songs and folk songs, motets, canons, romances, and choruses.

Johannes Brahms by Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms, Paperback (January 2008)

Two masterpieces of the piano concerto repertoire are featured inone convenient, affordable volume. Pianists, conductors, music students, and scholars will find this handsome, full-sized edition ideal for study and performance purposes."

Complete Symphonies for Solo Piano by Johannes Brahms Complete Symphonies for Solo Piano, Paperback (October 2006)

Suitable for intermediate and advanced pianists, this edition features: Symphony No 1 in C Minor, Op 68; Symphony No 2 in D Major, Op 73; Symphony No 3 in F Major, Op 90; and Symphony No 4 in E Minor, Op 98.

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Author Biography - Johannes Brahms

Styra Avins is Adjunct Professor of Music History at Drew University, New Jersey. Josef Eisinger is Professor Emeritus of Physics and Biophysics at Mount Sinai Medical School, New York.

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