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Johannes Brahms
(1833-97)

Honours

Austrian Order for Art and Science, 1895 (Austria)[E6C]
Honorary member of the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, 1889[E6C]
Freedom of Hamburg, 1889[E6C]
Grand Cross of the Imperial Austrian Order of Leopold, 1889 (Austria)[E6C]
Honorary presidency of the Tonkünstlerverein in Vienna, 1886[E6C]
Order of Pour le Merite for Science and the Arts, 1887 (Prussia)[E6C]
Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society, 1877 (UK)[E6C]
Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art, 1873 (Bavaria)[E6C]

Positions Held

Director and conductor of the Vienna Singakademie, 1863-64[E6C]

Main Events

German composer, conductor, and teacher.[E6C]
Schumann early expressed the highest opinion of Brahms' genius, but for many years he was not appreciated in Germany. In 1861 he went to Vienna, where he acquired a high
reputation and held several important musical posts. In 1868 he composed the Deutsches Requiem, which, after the Franco-German war, was performed all over Germany.[P21]
An austere classicist; only since his death has he taken a foremost place among composers; wrote symphonies, concertos, Hungarian dances, songs, and practically every
musical form but the dramatic, all marked by skilful technique and greatness of rhythm; attains highest point in his Lieder and choral works, among which are well
known Schicksalslied, Rinaldo, and Triumphlied.[H46]

Place of birth: Hamburg[E6C]
Place of death: Vienna[E6C]

 

 


 

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