Hans Neunzig - Brahms (Life & Times) (2nd Hand Softback)
This volume forms part of the Life and Times series of compact and accessible biographies which cover key political, literary and musical figures.
This title is about the life and work of German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-97) who was one of the seminal musical figures of the 19th century. He shot to fame as a dashing young composer 'the one who had to come' according to Robert Schumann.
He consciously 'switched' this image, refashioning himself as the elder statesman of German music, the heir to Bach and Beethoven. The internal conflict between romantic lion and 'eminence grise' enlivened his music, which influenced nearly every composer who followed him.
- Format : Standard, Slim 2nd Hand Softback
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Non-Fiction - Autobiography & Biography
- Published : 2003 (Haus Publishing)
- ISBN : 9781904341178
- SKU : B001776
- PPC : LL270gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only
"In its brevity and obviously written with sympathy for his subject, linking psychological insights and comments to major life events and activities of Brahms, Neunzig offers a rather balanced and solid view on Brahms as a person and as an artist . . ." - Goodreads Review.
Hans A. Neunzig is an editor and writer on literature and music. His previous books include studies of the German Romantic composers and writers, and a volume on Schutz, Handel and Bach. His book Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: A Biography was translated by Kenneth S. Whitton, Professor Emeritus in the Department of European Studies at the University of Bradford.