Johannes Brahms. By Mylee Davis. May 7 1833- April 3 1897 German Composer Romantic period Pianist and Conductor. Parents Johann Jakob Brahms (1806–72 ) Johanna Henrika Christiane Nissen (1789–1865 ) First music lessons were given by his father.
By Mylee Davis
Schumann, amazed by the 20-year-old's talent, published an article entitled "NeueBahnen" (New Paths) in the 28 October 1853 issue of the journal NeueZeitschriftfürMusik alerting the public to the young man, who, he claimed, was "destined to give ideal expression to the times.“
When Brahms was 7 years old, he began taking piano lessons under Otto Friedrich Willibald Cossel.
1854 Accepts position as Director of Court Concerts and Choral Society for the Prince ofLippe-Detmold. In February, Robert Schumann has a breakdown, and Brahms returns toDüsseldorf
Clara’s death greatly affected Brahms, who was already affected with cancer.
Goal: To prove that new and important things could still be said in the tradition of the Classical masters.
Brahms was a voracious reader; his collection of books are now stored at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna.