Johannes Brahms

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Born: May 07, 1833 AD
Died: 1897 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Composers, Pianists


1833 - Born in Hamburg on the 7th of May.

1853 - He accepted an engagement as accompanist to the Hungarian violinist, Remenyi, for a concert tour.

         - In December, he gave a concert at Leipzig, as a result of which the firms of Breitkopf & Haertel and of Senff undertook to publish his compositions.

1854 - He was given the post of choir-director and music-master to the prince of Lippe-Detmold, but he resigned it after a few years, going first to Hamburg, and then to Zürich, where he enjoyed the friendship and artistic counsel of Theodor Kirchner.

1963 - He was appointed director of the Singakademie in 1863, were the most important external events of Brahms's life, but again he gave up the conductorship after a few months of valuable work, and for about three years had no fixed place of abode.

1867-1872 - He returned to Vienna.

1874-1878 - His longest absence from the Austrian capital, when he lived near Heidelberg.

         - He conducted the concerts of the "Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde", but after the later date he occupied no official position of any kind.

1881 - He refused to come to England to take the honorary degree of Mus.D. offered by the university of Cambridge; the university of Breslau made him Ph.D.

1886 - He was created a knight of the Prussian order Pour le mérite.

1889 - He was presented with the freedom of his native city.

1897 - He died in Vienna on the 3rd of April.


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