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Johannes Brahms - Quotes

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Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.

Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.

A symphony is no joke. ---->>>

Composers in the old days used to keep strictly to the base of the theme, as their real subject. Beethoven varies the melody, harmony and rhythms so beautifully. ---->>>

If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted, I beg his pardon. ---->>>

We cling nervously to the melody, but we don't handle it freely, we don't really make anything new out of it, we merely overload it. ---->>>

It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table. ---->>>

Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration. ---->>>

I sometimes ponder on variation form and it seems to me it ought to be more restrained, purer. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: May 7, 1833
Birthplace:
Die: April 3, 1897
Occupation: Composer
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Johannes Brahms (German: [joˈhanəs ˈbʁaːms]; 7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow (wikipedia)