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Johannes Brahms
1833 - 1897

The German pianist and composer Johannes Brahms is one of the masters of Romanticism.


Although he showed piano talent from a young age, he spent much of his young life performing rather than composing.


Brahms' career was promoted by the composer Robert Schumann (1810-56) and his pianist Clara (1819-96); his close relationship with Clara, especially after her widowhood, has sparked much speculation since then.


The two exchanged passionate letters and went on vacation together, but Brahms decided to leave them behind to pursue his career and bachelor life.


At the end of the 1860s he settled in Vienna, where he lived until his death from cancer in 1897.


His best-known composition is the lullaby "Lied Wiegenlied", popularly known simply as "Brahms' lullaby". His compositions include the German Requiem (1866), the Violin Concerto in D (1878) and the Piano Concertos in B (1878-81).

Ungarischer Tanz Nr 5, g-moll - Johannes Brahms
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