January 21

Johannes Brahms
 1859 Premiere of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in Hanover, with Brahms as the soloist.
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January 12

Johannes Brahms
1864 - Premiere of J. Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann Op. 23, for piano four-hands, in Vienna.  
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Bumping into Brahms: A conversation about the Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2

JM: Oh! Sorry sir, you startled me! I almost bumped into you. But wait, I know you! Are you not Herr Doktor Brahms?Brahms: Guten Tag? Bitte, kein Doktor.I am amazed that we have somehow encountered one another here. Might it be because I have played so many of your wonderful song accompaniments and piano pieces recently? Would you possibly be willi...
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Poetry Corner

Brahms: Waltz[Op. 39, No. 15]As the departing soul looks down upon the earth and its gaze sweeps the grass, takes in the house where time still lingers among tasks left undone:so the hands hover once more over the keys, and the melody, full of outworn desire, repeats itself before it is extinguished.— Norman Finkelstein"Brahms: Waltz [Op. 39, No. 1...
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Brahms and the women in his life

Johannes Brahms was born into poverty on May 7, 1833, in Hamburg, Germany. His mother, whom Brahms adored, was seventeen years older than his father, a double bass player.Recognizing Johannes's musical talents and thinking he might be another Beethoven, the father began giving Brahms lessons. By age ten Johannes's talent spurred his father to seek ...
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