Facts about Johannes Brahms

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Johannes Brahms was a famous Composer from Germany, who lived between May 7, 1833 and April 3, 1897.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 9 quotes who is written / told by Johannes.

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Famous quotes by Johannes Brahms (9)


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"Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration"
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"Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind"
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"I sometimes ponder on variation form and it seems to me it ought to be more restrained, purer"
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"Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them"
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"Composers in the old days used to keep strictly to the base of the theme, as their real subject. Beethoven varies the melody, harmony and rhythms so beautifully"
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"A symphony is no joke"
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"We cling nervously to the melody, but we don't handle it freely, we don't really make anything new out of it, we merely overload it"
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"It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table"
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"If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted, I beg his pardon"


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