Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall

Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall

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Johannes Brahms was a consummate professional musician, a successful pianist, conductor, music director, editor and composer. Yet he also faithfully championed the world of private music-making, creating many works and arrangements for enjoyment in the home by amateurs. This collection explores Brahms' public and private musical identities from various angles: the original works he wrote with amateurs in mind; his approach to creating piano arrangements of not only his own, but also other composers' works; his relationships with his arrangers; the deeper symbolism and lasting legacy of private music-making in his day; and a hitherto unpublished memoir which evokes his Viennese social world. Using Brahms as their focus point, the contributors trace the overlapping worlds of public and private music-making in the nineteenth century, discussing the boundaries between the composer's professional identity and his lifelong engagement with amateur music-making.Thanks are also due to the Royal Musical Association and the Music aamp; Letters Trust for financial support. The staff of the ... Kiel (Example 5.8); the Library of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (cover illustration and Examples 7.2a, 7.2b, 7.4a, anbsp;...

Title:Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall
Author: Katy Hamilton, Natasha Loges
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-09-11

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