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Johannes Brahms

Composer (7-May-1833 — 3-Apr-1897)


Styra Avins. Johannes Brahms: His Life and Letters. Oxford University Press. 1997. 886pp.

Hans Barkan (editor). Translated by Hans Barkan. Johannes Brahms and Theodor Billroth: Letters from a Musical Friendship.. Norman, OK: University Oklahoma Press. 1957. 264pp.

Leon Botstein. The Compleat Brahms: A Guide to the Musical Works of Johannes Brahms. Norton. 1999. 448pp.

George S. Bozarth (editor). The Brahms-Keller Correspondence. University of Nebraska Press. 1996. 319pp.

John Daverio. Crossing Paths: Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms. Oxford University Press. 2002. 310pp.

Walter Frisch (editor). Brahms and His World. Princeton University Press. 1990. 223pp. Essays.

Hans Gál. Translated by Joseph Stein (from German). Johannes Brahms: His Work and Personality. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1963. 245pp.

Karl Geiringer. Brahms: His Life and Work. London: Allen Unwin. 1936. 383pp. Also a second edition in 1947.

Madeleine Goss; Robert Haven Schauffler. Brahms the Master. New York: Holt. 1943. 351pp.

Paul Holmes. Brahms: His Life and Times. Kent, England: The Baton Press. 1984. 163pp.

Ivor Keys. Johannes Brahms. London: Christopher Helm. 1999. 310pp.

E. Markham Lee. Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897: The Man and His Music. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co.. 1928. 185pp.

Berthold Litzmann (editor). Letters of Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. New York: Vienna House. 1973. (2 vols.) 640pp.

Malcolm MacDonald. Brahms. Oxford University Press. 2001. 490pp.

Florence May. Johannes Brahms. London: Edward Arnold. 1905. (2 vols.) 306pp. + 319pp. Many editions over the years.

Michael Musgrave. A Brahms Reader. Yale University Press. 2000. 362pp.

Michael Musgrave (editor). Brahms 2: Biographical, Documentary and Analytical Studies. Cambridge University Press. 1987. 252pp.

Walter Niemann. Translated by Catherine Alison Phillips. Brahms. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1929. 492pp. Original edition in German, 1920.

Heather Platt. Johannes Brahms: A Guide to Research. Routledge. 2003.

Jeffrey Pulver. Johannes Brahms. New York and London: Harper & Bros.. 1926. 345pp.

Thomas Quigley. Johannes Brahms: An Annotated Bibliography of the Literature from 1982 to 1996. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. 1998. 697pp.

Heinrich Reimann. Johannes Brahms. Berlin: Schlesische Verlagsanstalt. 1919. 136pp.

W. A. Thomas San-Galli. Johannes Brahms. Munich, Germany: R. Piper & Co.. 1922. 278pp. Language: German.

Robert Haven Schauffler. The Unknown Brahms: His Life, Character and Works. New York: Dodd, Mead. 1933. 560pp.

Peter H. Smith. Expressive Forms in Brahms's Instrumental Music: Structure and Meaning in His Werther Quartet. Indiana University Press. 2005. 325pp.

Richard Specht. Translated by Eric Blom. Johannes Brahms. M. Dent. 1930. 372pp.

Jan Swafford. Johannes Brahms: A Biography. Alfred A. Knopf. 1997. 699pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.197)

  8. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.88)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.130)

  10. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (pp.114-16)

  11. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.46-49)

  12. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.122-24)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.68)

  14. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.81-84)

  15. Legends in Their Own Time (p.31)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.85)

  17. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (pp.46-48)

  18. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.52)

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