Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall : Between Private and Public Performance, Hardback Book

Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall : Between Private and Public Performance Hardback

Edited by Katy (Royal College of Music, London) Hamilton, Natasha (Royal College of Music, London) Loges


Johannes Brahms was a consummate professional musician, and a successful pianist, conductor, music director, editor and composer.

Yet he also faithfully championed the world of private music-making, creating many works and arrangements for enjoyment in the home by amateurs.

This collection explores Brahms' public and private musical identities from various angles: the original works he wrote with amateurs in mind; his approach to creating piano arrangements of not only his own, but also other composers' works; his relationships with his arrangers; the deeper symbolism and lasting legacy of private music-making in his day; and a hitherto unpublished memoir which evokes his Viennese social world.

Using Brahms as their focus point, the contributors trace the overlapping worlds of public and private music-making in the nineteenth century, discussing the boundaries between the composer's professional identity and his lifelong engagement with amateur music-making.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 424 pages, 124 Printed music items; 6 Tables, black and white; 27 Halftones, unspecified; 27 Halfton
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900)
  • ISBN: 9781107042704



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