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Johannes Brahms Powerpoint. Cheri Wegwitz Prof Jewkes Music 1010 12/07/2012. Johannes Brahms. Born May 7, 1833. Died April 3, 1897. http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Lib/Brahms-Johannes-2.htm. Germany. https:// encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ9RoSAL8Fw - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Johannes Brahms

Johannes BrahmsPowerpointCheri WegwitzProf JewkesMusic 101012/07/20121Johannes Brahms

http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Lib/Brahms-Johannes-2.htmBorn May 7, 1833Died April 3, 18972

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http://www.roadtogermany.com/info/hamburg.htmlJohann Jakob and Christina Nissen BrahmsGermanyJohannes Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany on May 7, 1833 to Johann Jakob and Christina Nissen Brahms. Johann Jakob Brahms was one of the towns musicians and had learned to play several instruments. He earned a living playing in local dance hall. It was he who taught Brahms to play both the violin and piano. However, Johannes Brahms was a natural. At the age of six, he created his own method of writing music in order to write down the melodies he created on paper. This was the beginning of a long career in music.3http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduard_Marxsen

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Eduard MarksenYoung Johannes

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/miskolc/remenyi.htmlEduard Remenyi & Johannes BrahmsNot only did Brahms learn from his father, but he also received a formal education in music. At age seven, he began studying piano under Otto Cossel, a well known pianist and student of Eduard Marksen. (Eduard Marksen was a German pianist, composer and teacher who was trained by musical greats of his time.) By age 10, Brahms threw his 1st concert to raise money for his education. It turns out, this wasnt needed. This same year, Brahms was chosen to begin studying piano under Eduard Marksen, free of charge. When Johannes Brahms was a teenager, he was able to use his musical education to find work in order to financially help his family. Brahms gave music lessons and played piano in taverns and dance halls. He worked so much that his health started to deteriorate. It was at this time he was offered a position in Winsen-an-der-Luhe, Germany. He was employed to conduct a small male choir where he was able to write his 1st choral compositions. At age 20, Brahms toured with Eduard Remenyi, a Jewish Hungarian violinist. It was at this point that Brahms could be considered a professional conductor and musician and was able to find his own style.4Who Inspired Brahms?

Ludwig von Beethovenhttp://www.csudh.edu/oliver/beetport/beetport.htm

Johann Sebastian Bachhttp://www.last.fm/music/Johann+Sebastian+Bach/+images/70999994Johannes Brahms took the warm feeling of the Romantic period and combined it with the control of classical influences such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven, two of Brahms heroes. He became master of symphonic and sonata style in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Although he was greatly influenced by Bach and Beethoven, there were many local musicians who impressed and influenced him. During the rest of this biography, Ive broken down major achievements as well as a timeline of musicians who influenced him in his career. This shows us the order in which these events helped develop Brahms as a musician/composer5Important Life EventsIn 1850, as mentioned earlier, Brahms met Hungarian violinist Eduard Remenyi who introduced him to gypsy dance songs which influenced some of his later compositions.

In 1853, Brahms met Robert & Clara Schumann who helped him with his career.

In 1854, Brahms composed his first famous piece, Piano Trio #1

In 1856, Robert Schumann died. Brahms ended up composing A Funeral March in his honor.

In 1857, Brahms worked with singer Julius Stockhausen on two concerts. It was here in which Brahms was established as an important song composer.

In 1858, Brahms Piano Concerto in D minor was performed with Joachim conducting. It was well received in Hamburg, Germany. Brahms was appointed as conductor of a ladies choir in Hamburg.

In 1863, Brahms gave a concert in Vmet Richard Wagner, a German composer, conductor, and theater director. Due to this concert that Richard Wagner invited him to become the conductor of Singakademie in Vienna.

In 1864, Brahms was able to dedicate the majority of his time towards composing due to his wonderful repuation.

In 1865, Brahms mother died. He started to write a German Requiem in her memory.In 1880, Brahms not only received a doctorate but also achieved worldwide acceptance.On April 3, 1897 Johannes Brahms died.

In 1854, Schumann wrote his first famous piece, Piano Trio #1, which had parts written for the piano and cello. In 1856, Brahms good friend and acquaintance Robert Schumann died. This really affected him and because of all Robert Schumann had done for him, he tried to help Clara and her children as much as he could. Brahms ended up composing A Funeral March in his honor.In 1857, Brahms worked with singer Julius Stockhausen on two concerts. It was here in which Brahms was established as an important song composer. In 1858, Brahms Piano Concerto in D minor was performed with Joachim conducting. It was performed in three places but only well received in Hamburg, Germany. It was due to the well received performance that Brahms was appointed as conductor of a ladies choir in Hamburg. In 1863, Brahms gave a concert in Vienna, Austria where he met Richard Wagner, a German composer, conductor, and theater director. Due to this concert that Richard Wagner invited him to become the conductor of Singakademie in Vienna. In 1864, Brahms achieved his dream of being able to devote himself to his composing and due to his growing reputation, he was able to do just that. It was from here to 1880 in which he did most of his composing and has written at least 213 songs. Were not sure the exact number as Brahms was a perfectionist and so constantly re-worked pieces. Also, he didnt let all of his pieces become published.In 1865, Brahms mother died. This greatly affected him as he was very close to his mother and she to him. Its been cited that she would read about his successes and weep for joy. They had a great relationship and so had a hard time getting over this loss. He started to write A German Requiem in her memory. In 1880, Johannes Brahms received a doctorate from the University of Breslau. It was this year that he achieved worldwide acceptance. This was thanks in part to Hans von Bulow, a German conductor, pianist, and publicist who was very instrumental in helping a few composers/musicians become successful.Johannes Brahms never quit composing and not only revised some of his works at the very end of his life but also created some of his most famous masterpieces. This shows his mind was active up until the very end. On April 3, 1897, Johannes Brahms died from cancer of the liver and was buried next to two of his favorite musicians, Ludwig von Beethoven and Franz Schubert. Not only was he honored by Vienna but also by the entire musical world. His music is still played today.

6German RequiemInspired by his mother

Johanna Henrika Christiane Nissen 1789-1865

https://geniusmothers.com/genius-mothers-of/famous-artists-writers-musicians/Johanna-Henrika-Christiane-Nissen/Though its controversial as to which of Johannes Brahms pieces is most famous, it is fair to say that this piece has a special place in history. As my mother passed away when I was young, I was intrigued when I found out Brahms was inspired to compose this in honor of his mothers passing. It was then I knew I wanted to choose this piece.

7Though typically Latin, Brahms honored his mother by composing his requiem in German

http://petermenkin.blogspot.com/2011/02/lutheran-bible-found-in-wisconsin.htmlhttp://www.indiana.edu/~ulu/University Lutheran Church in WisconsinA German Requiem was written for worshipand much of the text was taken from the Bible.A German Requiem is a composition based on Biblical texts and often cited as one of the most important pieces of choral music created in the 19th century.Though traditionally most requiems are written in Latin, Brahms honored his mother and his heritage and wrote his requiem in German with the text taken from his German Lutheran Bible. As it was typical of this time frame to name songs based on their form and structure, this work is in compliant of this tradition. German being the language is was written and Requiem being any piece or music composed or performed to commemorate the dead. Also, in Catholicism it means a mass for the repose of the souls of the dead. In this case, its both. It was written to commemorate his mother as well as to be used in a church setting. However, instead of being written for just one church, Brahms intended this work to be enjoyed by all people and all churches. He was quoted saying that though it was titled A German Requiem because it was written in the German language, he would gladly change if to A Human Requiem because he really wanted it to be enjoyed by all. This was also shown in the fact he purposely omitted traditional Christian dogma about the redeeming death of the Lord as well as not even mentioning Jesus Christs name. Though these traditional parts are left out, the rest of the text was all taken from the Bible. His work was also different in that rather than beginning with prayers for the dead, A German Requiem focuses on the living and even begins with a part from the Beattitudes. The text has a common theme which transitions anxiety to comfort. You can feel these transitions throughout the song. The idea is that the Lord is the source of the comfort. Though he departs from Catholic tradition by writing in German rather than Latin, this piece is still considered sacred, however non-liturgical. (Protestant Christians are assigned a non-liturgical status) Due to containing Biblical text, there is an idea of sympathetic humanism which persists throughout the work.