This symphony might a reliable and over-familiar staple on concert programmes, but listen to it with fresh ears. It contains some of the darkest and deepest music in the 19th century. Brahms and a friend played through the symphony on the piano to a group of his closest confidants, critics and collaborators, but the reaction was one of those devastatingly uncomfortable silences. Instead, he suggested, he should keep the finale as a stand-alone piece, and replace both the slow movement and the scherzo. Riven by self-doubt, Brahms was unsure that he would allow the piece to have any life beyond its premiere in Meiningen that October.
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Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, he spent much of his professional life in Vienna. Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, voice, and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim the three were close friends.
Why Is American Classical Music So White?
Tom Huizenga. Antonin Dvorak predicted that American classical music would draw from African American traditions. A new article wonders why American classical music has remained so white. When the first enslaved Africans landed on American shores in , their musical traditions landed with them. Four centuries later, the primacy of African American music is indisputable, not only in this country but in much of the world.
Johannes Brahms Hamburg , 7 mei - Wenen , 3 april was een Duitse componist , dirigent , organist en pianist. Brahms werd geboren in een sloppenwijk van Hamburg. Zijn ouders zagen al snel zijn grote muzikale talenten en hij kreeg op zijn zevende jaar pianoles van Otto Friedrich Cossel. Toen hij tien jaar oud was, speelde hij de pianopartij in het pianokwintet opus 16 van Ludwig van Beethoven.