Or a cello concerto...(after listening to Dvorak's it is said Brahms stated he was sorry he never composed a cello concerto himself)I love his Piano Concerto No. 1, and number 2 also as a matter of fact.
I wish Brahms had published more concertos and symphonies. He had wonderful orchestral works.
I think Topaz abandoned the ship many months ago, by February. But he registered in GMG later this year.Printed the article for tonights reading.Brahms has to be my second favourite after Beethoven. Topaz can I ask how you feel in regards to Debussy & Ravels Quartet's, or were you covering the romantic period only.
As noted by Manuel, the author, "Topaz", left the forum in February. As you can see, he had previously written an article about Schubert. Both articles were composer-specific and resulted from a vote among members of the Forum among several possible composers. There's a separate thread somewhere detailing the voting procedures.This article has clarified somethings of a misery. A long time back I remember hearing a Brahms sym played by four hands, it was so out of context, I was puzzled?I remember being excited, had no idea Brahms had scored the work for his own instrument,I intend to make some purchases, & hope I find Naxos in S.F. at Xmas.I t is great to read your lists, keep them coming
Some of Brahms best known solo piano works:Thanks for clarifying the situation on the Brahms article. I intend to refer to it often, It's too bad Topaz left, however "Hexameron's" contribution was excellant,I think I have mentioned somewhere, after Beethoven, Brahm's runs a very close second, however, although I know his work fairly well, I do not have that much, so ,definately on my list, I also appreciated " ChamberNut's selection, because I adore chamber music,& some of Brahms, Clarinet Quintet, Piano Quintet op 34,superb!,heard for the first time in what I call. my church, Wigmore Hall, so, yes I am finding this forum very informative.One question, has Brahms written any simple works for the piano? Lesley
Try to:I am looking for some recommendations on quality recordings of Brahms' German Requiem.
Thanks in advance for your help and recommendations!
I don't think so. The phrase "The Three Bs of music - Bach, Beethoven, Brahms" was coined, I believe, by Hans von Bülow (a friend of Brahms) who was the conductor of the (then) famous Meiningen Orchestra from 1880-1885. During that time he made his orchestra available to Brahms for rehearsal of new works, etc. Hans von Bülow was among the first of the eminent conductors who was not also a composer. He ran the orchestra using very tough discipline on the performers. His other main claim to fame was that he married to Listz's daughter, Cosima, in 1857 but she later left him to go off and marry Wagner. This rather put a spanner in the works of Bülow's patronage of Wagner's music, and he later took up friendship with Wagner's chief antagonist in the "war of the romantics", Brahms.Brahms was a bit of the self-promoter. Was it him who came up with the phrase, "Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms"?