Johannes Brahms Accomplishments

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Johannes Brahms was a German composer, pianist, and conductor who composed numerous chamber ensembles. symphony orchestra’s, and for voice and chorus a s well. Considered to be one of the greatest composers of all time, Brahms was classified as one of the three B’s in composition, Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. He was an influential during his era, the Romantic era, and beyond as his music has spanned centuries. Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany on May 7, 1833 to Johann Jakob Brahms and Johanna Henrika Christiane Nissen, and was the second of their three children. He was introduced to music at a young age by his father, who was a musician himself, but soon his lessons were taken care of by a man named Otto Friedrich Willibald Cossel. Due to the poverty he and his family faced,, the young Brahms would play piano in the dance hall within his town. For a time in his life, Brahms played the cello, but quickly went back to the piano where he studied with multiple pianist. However, he was never successful in his concerts till the age of 19. Also, around this age he…show more content…
At this point, Brahms had begun his well known habit of shredding or burning pieces that he deemed as unworthy. However, although Brahms did this many time before he could release a piece, he was continuously praised by Schuman. He believed that Brahms was a genius in his own right and that he had a great future in the music business. During Schumanns’ time of praise for Brahms, many new composers where coming out of the woodwork with the idea of the “ New German School”, which rebuked traditional composers like Schumann's’. Both Brahms and Schumann believed that these new composers were complete degrading the influence of older composers, such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Beethoven. Around this time Schumann fell ill. After this, Brahms took up different jobs such as a woman's choir in

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