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Johannes Brahms

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Johannes Brahms’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Johannes Brahms

Place Of Birth

Hamburg, Germany

Age

63 years old (died on April 02, 1897)

Birth Date

May 06, 1833

Star Sign

Aries

Johannes Brahms Facts

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Composer , Writer

Parents

Johann Jakob Brahms, Johanna Henrika Christiane Nissen

Siblings

Fritz Friedrich, Elisabeth

Height

1.7m (5'4"")

Nationality

German

Chinese Year

Year of the Snake

About Johannes Brahms 

Johannes Brahms is a renowned virtuoso pianist famous for German compositions.

He was a prominent composer in the 19th century, considered a mid-romantic era. He composed his works for chorus, piano, and symphony orchestra.

Brahms is generally termed a romantic composer who generated the finest music that is always soothing to listen to. The adorable 'A German Requiem' is the artwork of Johannes and is among the finest example of nineteenth-century choral music.

He was named Three Bs by conductor Hans von Bülow when Johanna teamed up with Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach. He teamed up with many famous musicians of his time, such as Joseph Joachim, a violinist, and Clara Schumann, a pianist.

Johannes Brahms Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Johannes Brahms' net worth?

No information about Johannes Brahms's net worth.

How much did Johannes Brahms earn per year?

The annual salary of Johannes Brahms is unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Johannes Brahms?

Brahms is 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) tall.

How old was Johannes Brahms?

Brahms lived between 1833–1897; he was 63 years old at his death.

Childhood And Education

The composer-pianist Johannes Brahms was born in 1833 in a Lutheran family in Hamburg, Germany. His parents are Johann Jakob Brahms and Johanna Henrika Christiane Nissen.His father was Johannes Brahm's first teacher, who helped him learn piano and violin. He has two siblings; elder sister Elisabeth and younger brother Fritz Friedrich. His younger brother is also a pianist who worked as a teacher in Hamburg, Germany.

From six years of age, Johannes Brahms used to write his music uniquely. At seven years, he started learning piano under the supervision of Otto Cossel. At Eduard Marxsen, he attended piano lessons. As a young composer, he made his private concert which was supposed to be his debut.

To support his family, he used to play piano in local dance halls and taverns. He moved out of Hamburg, Germany, to take some rest and returned later. During his rest period at Winsen-an-der-Luhe in Germany, he got a chance to write his first composition on choral for the male choir. In the early days, he did not get recognization for his talent, and he once again played music in taverns and continued to give piano lessons and concert lessons for less cost to survive.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Johannes Brahms dating? 

He was unmarried, but he was in a relationship with Clara Schumann. He also adored Bertha Faber, to whom he dedicated his own written cradle song. Agathe von Siebold was his fiancée in 1859. Later the couple broke up, and she is considered Brahms last love.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

He is the most significant composer and pianist of the romantic era. 'Wiegenlied' is undoubtedly a famous masterpiece and popular song of the nineteenth century.

In 1850 Brahms was influenced by Eduard Reményi, the Hungarian violinist, who made him learn gypsy dance, which influenced his early compositions. They both performed concert tours in 1853. Other persons who discovered Brahms's talent were his close friend Robert Schumann and Clara Schumann. Robert Schumann always adored Brahms and wrote many articles praising his work and helping publish Brahms's early compositions. In 1854, Brahms' works included 'Ballades' for piano, 'Piano Trio No. 1', and 'Variations On A Theme By Robert Schumann' for piano. During this time, his concerts with singer Julius Stockhausen gave him fame as a talented song composer.

 In 1858, his first performed orchestra work, 'Piano Concerto In D Minor', was conducted in Hanover and later performed in Hamburg and Leipzig. But only the Hamburg audience received him very well. Later, he was appointed conductor for the Hamburg ladies' choir. During his middle ages, he became very busy with composing and writings. Later in 1863, his concert tours in Vienna, Austria, allowed him to work as a conductor in this country. He made Vienna his hometown and settled there for a long time. He gained good fame as a composer during this time, and his popularity grew. He started going on concert tours to upgrade his music. In the next years, he was able to give his masterpiece 'A German Requiem' on the loving memory of his expired mother. His famous publications include 'String Sextet In G Major', and 'Variations On A Theme Of Paganini' for piano.

'Symphony No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 68' is the first symphony, and Brahms gave his lifetime composing this one. Though the composing began in 1854, it was premiered in 1876, a 22 years long time.

Brahms felt that it was the end of his creativity at the age of sixty years, and his work started reducing. He greatly admired Mozart and Haydn, the classical composers, and declared Mozart as one of the fine composers of his age. His last published works include 'Vier Ernste Gesänge', which was one of the highly appreciated works. He expired on April 3, 1897, because of liver cancer in Vienna.

What awards did Johannes Brahms win?

He was awarded Bavarian Maximilian Order For Science And Art in 1874 and the Austrian Decoration For Science And Art.

Johannes Brahms' Hobbies And Interests

Brahms loved to enjoy nature; his favorite pastime was a long walk in the woods. His favorite places were Vienna and Europe.

Other Interesting Johannes Brahms Facts And Trivia

  • Johannes Brahms's best compositions include 'Hungarian Dances No. 5', 'Symphony No. 3 In F Major', 'Wiegenlied, Op. 49', 'Academic Festival Overture', 'Violin Concerto', and 'Piano Quintet'.
  • Brahms burnt his early compositions because he felt embarrassed about his unmatured works.
  • 'A German Requiem' was completed in 1866 but was officially published and performed in 1869.

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