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Brahms

Unlocking the Masters Series

By Johannes Brahms

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Unlocking the Masters Series. Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Unlocking The Masters. Softcover with CD. 224 pages. Published by Amadeus Press (HL.331974).

Item Number: HL.331974
ISBN 1574671715. 6x9 inches.

In this survey of Brahm's music, John Bell Young explores in depth the composer's private world of musical intimacies that infuriated Wagner, but inspired Schumann, Schoenberg, and millions of music lovers for generations to come. He also addresses a controversial issue long-neglected by biographers and critics: Did Brahms sire an illegitimate child, and in the absence of concrete evidence, did he leave behind clues in his allusion-rich music? Accompanying the book is a CD featuring rare performances of Wilhelm Furtwangler, alongside brand new recordings of three extraordinary pianists.

About Unlocking the Masters

Ideal for music lovers, beginners and beyond. Each book comes with a CD (or CDs) to enhance the reader's appreciation for the music and its composer. Unlocking the Masters defines and clarifies the "greatness" of the so-called great composers, examines the work and impact of individual composers, and deepens knowledge of composers for music lovers. Accompanying CDs creatively link the music and text.