Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) was a German classical composer and pianist best known for "A German Requiem." His works, which are firmly rooted in the techniques of Classical and Baroque masters, were staples in modern concert repertoire.

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What does the song by Brahms called Sonntag mean?

The third song, called 'Sonntag' from Brahms' Five Songs, Op. 47, is the German word for Sunday. The song is about the day, as it represents the Sabbath; a time for rest and contemplation.

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Did Johannes Brahms have any kids?

Yes. He never had kids.

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Did Brahms ever get married?

No. He was in love with various women during his life, but never married. One of these was reputed to be the renowned pianist and composer Clara Wieck Schumann, wife of Robert Schumann.

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Who played the cello solo in the Reiner Gilels Chicago Symphony recording of the second Brahms piano concerto?

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I believe it's Janos Starker, who was principal cello of the CSO at the time
of the recording. Now he's a cello professor at Indiana University.


It's not Starker. He left the orchestra in 1958. And he's now dead. The cellist in question was Robert LaMarchina. You can read about him at . He had a giant talent but serious personal problems and wound up on the musical sidelines and dying a lonely death. He's credited on some of the reissues of the recording.

Mr. Starker is still very much alive, well, and active in Bloomington, Indiana at the time of this posting - July 2008.

The first and third answers are indeed correct. Mr. Starker played on the record in his last season with Chicago. And he is still alive at the time of this posting - September 2009. Robert Lamarchina, who however has died, played the solos when the orchestra recorded the concerto just a couple of years later, with Svjatoslav Richter, during the 1960-61 season. The conductor of that session, Richter's debut on American records, was Erich Leinsdorf, stepping in for an ailing Fritz Reiner.

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When was Johannes Reith born?

HE was born in Philadelphia April 12, 1752

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Who were Johannes Brahms brothers and sisters?

Johannes Brahms had a younger brother, Friedrich, and older sister, Elise.

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How many string quartets did Brahms write?

Three

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How many Hungarian Dances did Johannes Brahms write?

Brahms composed 21 Hungarian Dances in total.

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Who were Johannes Brahms' parents?

AnswerJohannes Brahms was born in Hamburg. His father, Johann Jakob Brahms, came to Hamburg from Schleswig-Holstein seeking a career as a town musician. He was proficient on several instruments but found employment mostly as a horn player and double bassist. He married Christiane Nissen, a seamstress, who was considerably older than he. They lived in the poor Gngeviertel district of the city, near the docks. Johann Jakob gave his son his first musical training. Brahms showed early promise on the piano (his younger brother Fritz also became a pianist) and helped to supplement the rather meager family income by playing the piano in restaurants and theaters, as well as by teaching. It is a long-told tale that Brahms was forced in his early teens to play the piano in bars that doubled as brothels; recently Brahms scholar Kurt Hoffman has suggested that this legend is false. Since Brahms himself clearly originated the story, however, some have questioned Hoffman's theory.
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Did Johannes Kepler have a brother or sister?

He had a brother i think i really don't know that lol

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Johann Sebastian Bach
George Frideric Handel

Four famous italian composers?

Guiseppe Verdi, Vivaldi, Alessandro Scarlatti, Puccini

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When did Johannes Ockeghem start composing?

I think Bach first composed in 1698.

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How many works did Johannes Brahms compose?

Brahms's catalog includes 122 opus numbers and 38 works without numbers. Since many of those are collections of works, such as Six Pieces for Piano, Four Pieces for Piano, Eleven Chorale Preludes, etc., it's safe to estimate upwards of 300 individual compositions.

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What are the key signatures of Brahms' symphonies?

Johannes Brahms composed four (4) Symphonies:

  1. No 1 is in the key of C Minor
  2. No 2 is in the key of D Major
  3. No 3 is in the key of F Major
  4. No 4 is in the key of E Minor
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Did Johannes Brahms have any siblings?

Yes he had an younger brother and a older sister

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Is a female half Jewish when the father is Jewish and the mother is not?

Under traditional Jewish law, Jewishness is inherited through the mother so that only children of Jewish mothers are considered to be Jewish. As a result, a Jewish man who wants his children to be accepted in a traditional Jewish community will seek to marry only a Jewish woman.

Some of the more liberal Jewish communities now accept the children of Jewish fathers as Jewish when they are raised in the Jewish faith.

In addition, there have always been processes through which non-Jews an convert to Judaism. This would permit a non-Jewish woman to convert, marry a Jewish man and have their children recognized as Jewish in traditional communities. It also permits the children of a non-Jewish mother to be raised and accepted as Jews even in traditional communities.

In Judaism there's no such thing as "half-Jewish."

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What school of composers wrote a smooth style of polyphony?

Burgundian

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Robert Schumann

What was Clara Schumann's religion?

Protestant

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Cristiano Ronaldo's favorite music artist?

Brazilian songs. but not sure which singer.

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Where did Johannes Brahms die?

Johannes Brahms died in Vienna, Austria-Hungary.

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What is the meaning of mellow music?

Mellow music is music that is soft, calm, relaxed, laid-back, smooth … it has an aura of relaxation, of meaningful silence. It places you in a world without troubles or discomforts. Mostly it is simply though deep. Although it leaves you in a dream, it doesn't make you numb. On the contrary, it makes you feel, it gives you this small butterfly-in-stomage-effect.

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What Brahms music is used in Jesse Stone's Sea Change?

Six Pieces for Piano, Op.118 - No. 2, Intermezzo in A.

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What is the hardest brahms piano piece?

Hands down, the Brahms- Paganini Variations. Followed by the Handel Variations and Fugue, both mammoth pieces, but hard in different ways. The Paganini Variaions are wicked, fire eating virtuoso pieces. Clara Schumann sourly called them "witch variations", admitting she couldn't even manage them herself.

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What is the meaning of Das Madchen Spricht by Brahms?

Swallow, tell me, you whisper about? was it your old husband, with whom you built your nest, or have you just recently entrusted yourself to him? Tell me what you twitter about, tell me what you whisper about in the mornings, so confidentially? Eh? You haven't been a bride for very long, have you?

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How do you pronounce Johannes Brahms?

Yoh-hah-ness Brahmz

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