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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.
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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)
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Brahms

(brɑmz)

n.
Jo•han•nes (yoʊˈhɑ nəs) 1833–97, German composer.
Brahms′i•an, adj.
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Noun1.Brahms - German composer who developed the romantic style of both lyrical and classical music (1833-1897)Brahms - German composer who developed the romantic style of both lyrical and classical music (1833-1897)
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Roderick Williams The Parry, some of its settings of largely Shakespearean and Jacobean texts Brahmsian, others lighter and giving the opportunity for vocal characterisation, revealed almost unobtrusive voice-control from Williams, not least in the wideranging and breath-demanding Sleep.
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Although he too sees Steinbach as the pivotal figure in any reconstruction of a Brahmsian tradition, he advocates a different group of conductors as its heirs.
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However, unlike Schumann and Wolf, who often obsessed over text-painting specific words within poetic lines, Strauss was more Brahmsian in the way he approached song writing; although he generally paid attention to the declamation of stressed and unstressed syllables, he more often allowed the general affect of a poem to inspire the general affect of the music.
Elgar's Violin Sonata, a masterpiece of Schubertian lyricism and Brahmsian passionate warmth, is a more interesting work.
But it was the typically Brahmsian slow movement - harmonically ever evolving with fascinating orchestration: that strident horn call at the outset and some highly delicate pizzicato in the strings - which was made that much more interesting by the pulling around of the tempi.
I have never been an avid Brahmsian, but I have always rather enjoyed his Second Symphony, with its pastoral moods and generally cheerful outlook.
The strings in the first movement where packed with Brahmsian fluency, the woodwind in the second movement were outstanding and the surge and swell of the finale were magnificent.
Her favorite song, however, will always be "Lonely Room," from "Oklahoma!," a composition so rich and subtle that she calls it "Brahmsian." "And when you consider that this incredibly sad and lovely song, a song so imaginative and full of meaning, comes right in the middle of this optimistic, happy-go-lucky musical, it really is extraordinary."
After a somewhat abstemious lunch, at least by Brahmsian standards, Verdi returned to his lettuce planting, which appeared to interest him more than talking about music.
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