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Brahms

 (brämz), Johannes 1833-1897.
German composer. His works blend classical tradition with a romantic impulse and include concertos, four symphonies, chamber music, and choral compositions.

Brahms′i·an adj.

Brahms

(brɑːmz)
n
(Biography) Johannes (joˈhanəs). 1833–97, German composer, whose music, though classical in form, exhibits a strong lyrical romanticism. His works include four symphonies, four concertos, chamber music, and A German Requiem (1868)

Brahms

(brɑmz)

n.
Jo•han•nes (yoʊˈhɑ nəs) 1833–97, German composer.
Brahms′i•an, adj.
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Brahms, for all his grumbling and grizzling, had never guessed what it felt like to be suspected of stealing an umbrella.
"I don't like the Brahms, though, nor the Mendelssohn that came first--and ugh!
"Tibby only cares for cultured females singing Brahms." And when they joined him she said rather sharply: "Why didn't you make that young man welcome, Tibby?
"Down in the Emily's cabin was them three soaks--you know them-- Fowler and Curtis and that Brahms chap.
Beethoven and Brahms or Lehar and Lionel Morickton; HIGGINS.
After visiting the National Gallery, or Hertford House, or hearing Brahms or Beethoven at the Bechstein Hall, she would come back to find a new person awaiting her, in whose soul were imbedded some grains of the invaluable substance which she still called reality, and still believed that she could find.
This is an insightful and musical book that pursues at least three related goals: Jacquelyn Sholes provides a much-needed review of thirty or more years of scholarship on Johannes Brahms and musical allusion (the perception that he takes motives and other musical ideas from other composers in order to imbue his works with poetic meaning); she identifies some new and unexpected allusions; and most ambitiously and consequentially, she explores the relationship between some of the musical ideas that Brahms is understood to have appropriated and the links to those ideas that he then composed into other movements.
Seconds before his encore performance of a snippet from Brahms' Schumann Variations - dedicated to RLPO musicians - he announced that 15-year anniversary, to the tumultuous applause of a full Liverpool Sunday audience.
Brahms himself wrote to a friend: "As far as the text goes, I have to confess that I would just as well leave out the 'German' and put in its place 'the Human.'" Event: Huddersfield Choral Society, Brahms - A German Requiem Venue: Huddersfield Town Hall Review by: Prof Thomas Schmidt, Dean of Music at the University of Huddersfield The rich and warm sound for which the Huddersfield Choral Society is justly famous was ideally suited to the reassuring message and the humanity of Brahms' great work - impeccably prepared by its new choral director Gregory Batsleer, with great attention to detail and near-perfect diction of the German text.
Peter Smith, in an article titled "Brahms and the Shifting Barline: Metric Displacement and Formal Process in the Trios with Wind Instruments," (2) labels the themes X and X1 because they are based on similar motivic material, which features a shifted barline to beat two of the measure.
Both the orchestra and the duo are excited about this performance and are ready to impress the audience with their outstanding presentation of Johannes Brahms "Double" Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor.
In line with MSO's policy of presenting new Filipino compositions, the main Brahms program will be preceded by Jude Balsamo's ballet music for 'El Filibusterismo.'