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Johannes Brahms

Russell Stinson

in The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to Brahms

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171099
eISBN:
9780199865239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171099.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter concludes that music history has never known a greater Bachian than Johannes Brahms. It explains that as a performer, Brahms championed his music in his entire life, and that as a ... More


Audience and Style in Brahms’s String Chamber Music

Marie Sumner Lott

in The Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music: Composers, Consumers, Communities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039225
eISBN:
9780252097270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039225.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses Johannes Brahms' string chamber music. Brahms' seven chamber works for strings alone fall neatly into three categories according to chronology and genre. They reflect the ... More


A Post-Romantic Priest of Music

Laurie McManus

in Brahms in the Priesthood of Art: Gender and Art Religion in the Nineteenth-Century German Musical Imagination

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190083274
eISBN:
9780190083304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083274.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter introduces the concept of the priest of music as it relates to Brahms reception through 1874, the year of La Mara’s substantial biography of the composer. I argue that the concept, ... More


Prostitutes, Trauma, and Biographical Hermeneutics of the Fin de Siècle

Laurie McManus

in Brahms in the Priesthood of Art: Gender and Art Religion in the Nineteenth-Century German Musical Imagination

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190083274
eISBN:
9780190083304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083274.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The image of the musical priest contrasts with the biographical anecdote of young impoverished Brahms playing piano in dive bars. Scholars have debated the veracity of this anecdote, while failing to ... More


The Temptation of Opera

Laurie McManus

in Brahms in the Priesthood of Art: Gender and Art Religion in the Nineteenth-Century German Musical Imagination

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190083274
eISBN:
9780190083304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083274.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores opera—established as the antithesis of musical priesthood—as a site of debate over musical sensuality including the gendered discourse on opera and the critique of purity in ... More


Brahms, Choruses from the Requiem

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0102
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The year of the Leith Hill Musical Festival, in common with the rest of Europe, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Johannes Brahms, which took place in Hamburg on 7 May 1833. Brahms is ... More


The Organ Music of Johannes Brahms

Barbara Owen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311075
eISBN:
9780199865314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311075.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Influenced by Robert and Clara Schumann and Joseph Joachim, Johannes Brahms not only learned to play the organ at the beginning of his career, but also wrote significant compositions for the ... More


Ambiguities of the Priesthood

Laurie McManus

in Brahms in the Priesthood of Art: Gender and Art Religion in the Nineteenth-Century German Musical Imagination

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190083274
eISBN:
9780190083304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083274.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The unstable category of priesthood brought with it ambiguities and sometimes unfortunate implications. For Brahms the bachelor, whose own performances garnered occasional feminized rhetoric even ... More


Die Schwestern

David Lewin

in Studies in Music with Text

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182088
eISBN:
9780199850594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182088.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter presents the text of Johannes Brahms' “Die Schwestern,” from Eduard Mörike's Gedichte (1838), with translation. The annotations are mostly taken from George Bozarth. Plate 13.1, given at ... More


The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to Brahms

Russell Stinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171099
eISBN:
9780199865239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171099.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Bach's music has made an indelible mark on all those who compose for the organ, and in the 19th century, Bach's music was revived, revered, and brought to life for a musical public. This study ... More


Water Music: Making Music in the Spas of Europe and North America

Ian Bradley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327342
eISBN:
9780199852727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327342.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Many of the most famous composers in classical music spent time in spa towns. At Baden bei Wein, Mozart wrote his Ave Verum Corpus, and Beethoven sketched out his Ninth Symphony. Johannes Brahms ... More


An Age of Liberalism, Brahms and the Chronicler Hanslick

Michael Haas

in Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the conditions of Jewish composers during the age of liberalism, Johannes Brahms, and music critic Eduard Hanslick, discussing Brahms's association with the Liberal Party and ... More


Introduction

Laurie McManus

in Brahms in the Priesthood of Art: Gender and Art Religion in the Nineteenth-Century German Musical Imagination

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190083274
eISBN:
9780190083304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083274.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter establishes foundations of the book: who formed the priesthood of art (Johannes Brahms, Clara Schumann, Amalie Joachim, Joseph Joachim) and the birth of artistic priesthood ... More


Reviving Idiosyncrasies

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Since the 1960s, John Eliot Gardiner has spent much of his career conducting two groups he founded in his native England, the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Chorus. It has become ... More


The Romantic in Music: Some Thoughts on Brahms

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0033
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Johannes Brahms and Richard Wagner divide the musical kingdom of the mid-nineteenth century between them. How far Wagner's dramatic theories belied his practice it is not the place to discuss in this ... More


Brahms and Tchaikovsky

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0031
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The two great points of comparison between Johannes Brahms and Pyotr Tchaikovsky are depth of emotion and facility of expression. In facility of expression Tchaikovsky undoubtedly takes the lead. ... More


Four-Hand Piano Playing between Parlor Music and the Culture Industry

Adrian Daub

in Four-Handed Monsters: Four-Hand Piano Playing and Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199981779
eISBN:
9780199370085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981779.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

This chapter focuses on four-hand scores as objects of consumption, and thus particularly on the transcriptions of major works of the symphonic, choral, operatic, and chamber music repertoire. While ... More


Reception History

Russell Stinson

in J. S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116663
eISBN:
9780199848959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116663.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter studies the “reception” of the Great Eighteen chorales. In a musical context, the term “reception history” implies the study of compositions as mirrored in the reactions of critics, ... More


Introduction

William Kinderman

in The Creative Process in Music from Mozart to Kurtág

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037160
eISBN:
9780252094286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037160.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter presents the “genetic criticism,” or critique génétique, as an approach to the study of the creative process. The term itself relates to the genesis of cultural works, as ... More


Rethinking the “Billroth Affair”

David Brodbeck

in Defining Deutschtum: Political Ideology, German Identity, and Music-Critical Discourse in Liberal Vienna

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199362707
eISBN:
9780199362721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362707.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter offers a new look at a dispute that took place at the Vienna Medical School in 1875 upon the publication of a treatise by the noted surgeon and medical professor Theodor Billroth ... More


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