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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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My informal survey of recordings of Brahms by highly regarded Brahmsians found that almost half of their tempos relate to a previous movement's tempo proportionally.
The issues surrounding Vaughan Williams's cultural nationalism are indeed complex, and Michael Vaillancourt's study, 'Coming of Age: the Earliest Orchestral Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams', traces through eight early unpublished works his development from a marked Brahmsian influence towards a modal, folksong-based style.
There's no reason it should since it's one that's beautifully balanced between Dvorak's desire to compose a more highly-structured Brahmsian symphony and his ineliminable Bohemian roots.
Pope points out that Fuchs "does not imitate the depth of Brahmsian characteristics, but illuminates a most subtle and delicate inner radiance in music and text that hints at the Mahlerian characteristics to come.
In addition, he treats issues of biographical significance, artistic development, and Brahmsian style.
Needless to say it is quite Brahmsian, and if not a masterpiece is well worth hearing, deserving a place in the concert hall.
Both operas show certain typically Stanfordian characteristics: a straightforward approach to rhythm, avoiding syncopation; vocal primacy backed by accompaniment and correspondingly little counterpoint; an avoidance of regular periodization; the harmonization of all material; a tendency towards flatwards modulation; and a Brahmsian orchestral style with added colour.
That gives a clue to his music, which has Brahmsian echoes - romantic, contrapuntal with sometimes dense textures - but tuneful and approachable.
This song sounds the most Brahmsian of the two sets.
In a novel twist that helps to enrich his critical perspective, Horton identifies as "the single factor uniting these trends" a consistent "revisionist motivation" that goes back to debates about Bruckner's music in the 1880s and "the desire to defend him against the ridicule of Hanslick and the Brahmsian faction" (p.
Such tendencies show up equally in his Brahmsian fondness for sonorous bass octaves, and especially in the other 6-4 chord (with added sixth) which suddenly bursts forth in bar 48 of No.
Collins and pianist Michael McHale are equally adept at conjuring up the silver-grey melancholy of Stanford's very Brahmsian sonata, the lush Celtic twilight romanticism of Sir Arnold Bax's work and Bliss's graceful and evocative Pastoral.