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Brahms

Johannes . 1833--97, German composer, whose music, though classical in form, exhibits a strong lyrical romanticism. His works include four symphonies, four concertos, chamber music, and A German Requiem (1868)
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Horton argues well that the prevalent tendency in Anglo-American music theory to define "common practice in Schenkerian terms" has fostered a tradition of misunderstanding by granting "normative status to an essentially Brahmsian concept.
The theme was laid out in the best Handelian style but thereafter all was completely Brahmsian, beautifully shaped and romantic, with well-planned contrasts between successive variations, scintillating octaves, crisp rhythms, and a wide range of tone colours and dynamics.
Notley pairs the values of "Absolute Music" with the Brahmsian school and the liberals, and the programmatic values of the Wagnerian school with the anti-Semitic Pan-Germans, Christian Socials, and Social Democrats.
But to return to the Stanford Requiem: sometimes typically Brahmsian in its derivations, it is generously melodic, and well worth hearing (it deserves more - there aren't that many works of this stat-t ure by British composers of that period).
One persuasive idea suggests that the revival's intellectual grounding in a tepid version of Aestheticism served both to bridge that distrust and to ensure a Brahmsian -- i.
Joubert's structure impresses with its architectural inevitability, and its keystone central movement glows with an almost Brahmsian lyricism.
The influence of Johannes Brahms on Strauss is a subject that has usually been discussed only with anecdotes, but Todd's essay moves beyond mere storytelling to demonstrate, through cogent musical analysis, a clear relationship between several of Strauss's works from the early 1880s and their likely Brahmsian models.
Pianist Christopher Langdown and the Fitzwilliam String Quartet went on to give a gripping account of the quintet, properly Brahmsian in its surging, dense textures and sequences.
Unifying motivic cells hang together in what become increasingly Brahmsian pianistic textures, building to a climax of passionate intensity before an ending in an enigmatic E-flat resolution.
76), after noting the Brahmsian texture of a piano piece and the reverence for Johannes Brahms among Berkeley's fellow Oxfordians, Dickinson warns against taking such an influence seriously.
But there's nothing Brahmsian about Stanford's irresistibly tuneful settings of The Old Superb and The Little Admiral.
Nearly an hour in length, the symphony brings a Brahmsian accumulation of warmth and tension, and features a plaintive piccolo solo in the opening movement.