Although trained as a virtuoso pianist, German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-97) spent his youth playing in sailors' taverns. Then his mentor Schumann's decline into madness and an abortive love affair with Schumann's wife launched Brahms out on his own. With this collection of letters, illustrations, and photographs, a vivid picture emerges of one of the greatest of composers.
A series of biographies of great composers which present the subjects against a social background of their times. Each book draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings - and - where they exist - photographs, to build up a complete picture of the composer's life
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