In this survey of Brahm's music, John Bell Young explores in depth the composer's private world of musical intimacies that infuriated Wagner, but inspired Schumann, Schoenberg, and millions of music lovers for generations to come.
He also addresses a controversial issue long-neglected by biographers and critics: Did Brahms sire an illegitimate child, and in the absence of concrete evidence, did he leave behind clues in his allusion-rich music?
Accompanying the book is a CD featuring rare performances of Wilhelm Furtwangler, alongside brand new recordings of three extraordinary pianists.
“Elegant, thought-provoking, often outrageous but always stimulating, this book will fascinate those who know a lot about Brahms as well as those who know little.” – Stephen Hough
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1. Johannes Brahms: An Overview
Chapter 2. The Four Symphonies
Chapter 3. The Piano Music
Chapter 4. Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.77
Chapter 5. Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Chapter 6. Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Op.45
Size(mm): 304.8mm x 393.7mm
Publisher: Hal Leonard