The composer Johannes Brahms died at the age of 63. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Virtuoso pianist and composer whose best-known pieces include “Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel” and the “Saint Anthony Variations.” He has been referred to as one of the “Three Bs,” alongside Bach and Beethoven. He was a notorious perfectionist and destroyed several of his own works.
He was the child of musician Johann Jakob Brahms and seamstress Johanna Henrika Christiane Nissen. His father was his first musical instructor.
Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.
Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind’s eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration.
A symphony is no joke.
If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted, I beg his pardon.
It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table.