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date: 20 February 2020

Brahms, Johannes (b Hamburg, 7 May 1833; d Vienna, 3 April 1897). German composer. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Music
Author(s):
Styra AvinsStyra Avins

He was one of the greatest composers of the 19th century. His music unites lyrical Romanticism with the rigours of Baroque and Classical forms. His many masterpieces are part of the standard repertory for symphony orchestras, pianists, singers, choral societies, vocal ensembles, chamber ensembles, and the solo instruments he favoured: piano, violin, cello, and clarinet.... ...

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