The Centennial of the Death of Brahms


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) was the last of a series of giants, which included J.S.Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Schumann. We celebrate the centennial of his death, by presenting essays by those who knew him, either personally, as in the case of Gustav Jenner, or in the case of Furtwängler, through a profound understanding of his works.

Wilhelm Furtwängler:
Brahms and the Crisis of Our Time

Gustav Jenner:
Brahms as Man, Teacher and Artist


Some observations by the Davidsbündler on Brahms' compositions:

Brahms' settings of poetry

Brahms' relationship to the written word provides insights into his compositional method

Brahms' Late Works

...especially the piano pieces

"Brahms the Progressive"?

Remarks on Arnold Schoenberg's disingenuous essay


Click here for Eusebius7's recommended recordings of Brahms' works

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