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Brahms, Johannes

Line breaks: Jo|han¦nes Brahms
Pronunciation: /brɑːmz
 
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Definition of Brahms, Johannes in English:

( 1833–97), German composer and pianist. He eschewed programme music and opera and concentrated on traditional forms. He composed four symphonies, four concertos, chamber and piano music, choral works including the German Requiem (1857–68), and nearly 200 songs.

Derivatives

Brahmsian

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adjective
Example sentences
  • The Ames's CD of Richard Strauss's very Brahmsian, relatively early piano quartet made me a fan.
  • Its second section, an adagio, is charmingly Brahmsian while the ensuing scherzo sets two original themes against each other at breakneck speed, bristling with impossibilities.
  • To those familiar with Hindemith's mature style, the opening movement will probably come as a shock - a beautifully lyric Brahmsian allegretto with an harmonic fluidity reminiscent of Reger.

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