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Johannes Brahms

(1833—1897) German composer and pianist

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Aber abseits, wer ist's?

Aber abseits, wer ist's?  

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First line of the text of the Alto Rhapsody by J. Brahms. It is taken from Goethe's Harzreise im Winter, ll. 29–50.
Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Schoenberg  

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(b Vienna, 1874; d Los Angeles, 1951).Austrian‐born composer, conductor, and teacher (Amer. cit. 1941). One of most influential figures in history of mus. Learned vn. and vc. as boy. Mainly ...
counterpoint

counterpoint  

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Made‐up Latin for counterpoint and used by J. S. Bach instead of ‘fugue’ as a heading for the movts. of his Die Kunst der Fuge.
Der Schmied

Der Schmied  

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A short poem by L. Uhland, written in 1809. It tells how the smith's forge glows as his love passes by. The poem has been set by Brahms.
Die schöne Magelone

Die schöne Magelone  

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A legend which is the subject of a chap-book (see Volksbuch) and occurs also in later adaptations. Magelone is the daughter of a king of Naples. She is already promised ...
Ein Jäger aus Kurpfalz

Ein Jäger aus Kurpfalz  

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German folk-song of c.1750, said to refer to a hereditary forester of the Palatinate, F. W. Utsch, and attributed to M. Klein, a Carmelite monk. The melody is used allusively in the Akademische ...
Feldeinsamkeit

Feldeinsamkeit  

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A poem by H. Allmers. It has been set to music by Brahms.
French horn

French horn  

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Coiled brass wind instr. (tube over 11′ in all) of conical ¼′′ bore, with funnel‐shaped mouth‐piece and bell of 11–14′′ diameter. The hn. was one of the earliest primitive instrs., being used for ...
Friederike Mayröcker

Friederike Mayröcker  

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(Vienna, 1924– ),worked as a teacher of English from 1946, when her first poems appeared in the avant-garde periodical Plan, until 1969. Mayröcker's development as a writer falls into a ...
Gaudeamus igitur

Gaudeamus igitur  

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Opening words of a German student song of great antiquity, existing in its present form since 1781 under the title De brevitate vitae. The tune is older (it was first ...
Georg Friedrich Daumer

Georg Friedrich Daumer  

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(Nuremberg, 1800–75, Würzburg),a schoolmaster in Nuremberg who gave up his post in order to devote himself to writing. His Bettina (1837) is a transmutation into poetic form of Goethes ...
Hans Franck

Hans Franck  

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(Wittenburg, Mecklenburg, 1879–1963, Frankenhorst),at first a schoolmaster, worked in the theatre and became a prolific writer. His first play, a historical tragedy (Der Herzog von Reichstadt, 1910), ...
Harzreise im Winter

Harzreise im Winter  

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A poem written by Goethe in December 1777, while on a visit to the Harz mountains. It reflects his own confident sense of mission, and portrays in its central section ...
Heidenröslein

Heidenröslein  

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(‘Little Rose on the Heath’). Song (1815) for voice and piano by Schubert (d257) to words by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Hermann Allmers

Hermann Allmers  

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(Rechtenflet, Bremen, 1821–1902, Rechtenflet),a minor poet and dramatist, was deeply rooted in his Friesian homeland and devoted himself to its preservation and to the encouragement of Heimatkunst. A ...
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lied  

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(Ger.).Song, songs. Lieder have existed since before 1400, but they are principally associated in the public mind with a distinctive type of Ger. solo vocal comp. which came into being as an outcome ...
Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty

Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty  

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(nr. Hanover, 1748–76, Hanover),German poet, who, as a student of theology at Göttingen University, was an original member of the Göttinger Hainbund. Hölty's uneventful life was ended when he ...
Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven  

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(b Bonn, 1770; d Vienna, 1827).Ger. composer and pianist who radically transformed every mus. form in which he worked. His paternal family were of Flemish stock, his grandfather having emigrated to ...
Mathilde Wesendonck

Mathilde Wesendonck  

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(b Elberfeld, 1828; d Villa Traunblick, Altmünster, 1902).Ger. amateur poet and wife of Otto Wesendonck (b Elberfeld, 1815; d Berlin, 1896), a wealthy merchant. They befriended Wagner and put house ...
Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann  

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(b Zwickau, 1810; d Endenich, 1856).Ger. composer, pianist, cond., and critic. Studied law at Leipzig and Heidelberg Univs., but main interests were mus. and Romantic literature, e.g. Jean‐Paul ...

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