Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall : Between Private and Public Performance Hardback
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with his arrangers; the deeper symbolism and lasting legacy of private music-making in his day; and a hitherto unpublished memoir which evokes his Viennese social world.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
- Publication Date: 11/09/2014
- Category: Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900)
- ISBN: 9781107042704