Johannes Brahms

(1833 - 1897)

German

Widely regarded as one of the most significant composers of the nineteenth century, Brahms combined the sentiment of the romantic era in which he worked, with the intellectual structure and control of the classical and baroque traditions. He composed strictly 'absolute' music, whist composers such as Wagner and Liszt drew on extra musical inspiration for thier work. However, his compositions are nonetheless emotional and sometimes dark examples of personal expression which define the romantic period.

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