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Johannes Brahms

Jeremy Siepmann

Brahms is one of the best loved yet most controversial of all the Romantics. Almost uniquely, his works have never suffered the slightest period of eclipse. Profoundly emotional yet governed by an iron discipline, the music, like the man, is a fascinating, entertaining, often deeply moving blend of opposites. He had a gift for friendship and a capacity for love far beyond the ordinary, yet no man could be ruder or more hurtful. Though humble, he was consumed by a sense of destiny, and his inner life, coloured by his adoration and fear of women, found expression in some of the greatest music ever written. Listening to this audio-biography is leaping inside the life and times of a great German Romantic, understanding the man who was haunted by the ghost of Beethoven for years and was forty-three before he wrote his first symphony. Accompanied by a richly detailed booklet, this 4-CD set is a sympathetic, absorbing account of a fascinating composer.

Brahms is one of the best loved yet most controversial of all the Romantics. Almost uniquely, his works have never suffered the slightest period of eclipse. Profoundly emotional yet governed by an iron discipline, the music, like the man, is a fascinating, entertaining, often deeply moving blend of opposites. He had a gift for friendship and a capacity for love far beyond the ordinary, yet no man could be ruder or more hurtful. Though humble, he was consumed by a sense of destiny, and his inner life, coloured by his adoration and fear of women, found expression in some of the greatest music ever written. Listening to this audio-biography is leaping inside the life and times of a great German Romantic, understanding the man who was haunted by the ghost of Beethoven for years and was forty-three before he wrote his first symphony. Accompanied by a richly detailed booklet, this 4-CD set is a sympathetic, absorbing account of a fascinating composer.
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Genres:

Music

Description:

Brahms is one of the best loved yet most controversial of all the Romantics. Almost uniquely, his works have never suffered the slightest period of eclipse. Profoundly emotional yet governed by an iron discipline, the music, like the man, is a fascinating, entertaining, often deeply moving blend of opposites. He had a gift for friendship and a capacity for love far beyond the ordinary, yet no man could be ruder or more hurtful. Though humble, he was consumed by a sense of destiny, and his inner life, coloured by his adoration and fear of women, found expression in some of the greatest music ever written. Listening to this audio-biography is leaping inside the life and times of a great German Romantic, understanding the man who was haunted by the ghost of Beethoven for years and was forty-three before he wrote his first symphony. Accompanied by a richly detailed booklet, this 4-CD set is a sympathetic, absorbing account of a fascinating composer.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jasper Britton, David Timson, Elaine Claxton, Karen Archer, Neville Jason, Nicholas Boulton

Length:

5h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

12:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

11:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

11:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:09