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  • Hardcover
  • 192
  • Brahms Life and Works Naxos
  • Jeremy Siepmann
  • en
  • 09 November 2019
  • 9781857156041

10 thoughts on “Brahms Life and Works Naxos

  1. says:

    What a great way to get to know a composer Jeremy Siepmann's Brahms was exactly what I was looking forJumping right into things this audiobook takes you directly into the life times and music of Johannes Brahms the famous German composer from the mid to late 19th century Brahms has been a uiet favorite of mine uiet in that the music of his which I've heard so far has been on the softer relaxed side And also uiet in that I have been a passive fan of his not actively seeking out his work but always enjoying it when I catch it on the radio Occasionally I've intentionally tuned in to an internet station that only plays his stuff and I'll put that on in the background while I'm writing Instrumental music is key when writing because you don't want extraneous words drilling into your thoughts Another positive is that Brahms' music doesn't tend towards the extremes at least not the loud or excitable extremes not from what I've heard You don't get the agitated aggression you get from Beethoven now and then With Brahms you can be sure you'll hear ear satisfyingly good melodies The above might make one think Brahms was well boring dependable and dull I held that opinion before listening to this book but Siepmann opened my eyes and ears to Brahms' subtle genius In Brahms sections of text are smartly interspersed with chunky passages from symphonies and smaller pieces Siepmann explains the wheres hows and whys of Brahms' music and then we get to immediately hear examples Brilliant I'll certainly be seeking out other audiobooks he's done in this series


  2. says:

    Love this series The audiobook mixture of biography music is terrific


  3. says:

    An engaging audio book combining a succinct biography of the great composer with some of his most memorable music


  4. says:

    uick read and listen for this audio book about Johannes Brahms It mixes narrative about his life with actual performances of some of his major works that gave me a little musical break throughout the book The narrative about his life refers to him as one of the best loved yet most controversial of all the Romantics A prolific German composer and performer he always had some amount of self doubt about himself and his works This book includes musical performances of his best known works matched with narrative explaining background that likely influenced his music Great readlisten for anyone interested in one of the best composers of his time


  5. says:

    The audiobook format works well for a composer biography It’s great to have the lengthy excerpts of his works However I was hoping for substantive analysis of the music I didn’t come away from this with an understanding of why Brahms is considered one of the greatest composers ever which is a pity The fact is that with classical music the music is far interesting than the composer and it reuires some guidance on its intricacies to fully appreciate it Better to focus on the music than the man


  6. says:

    Excellent biographical background on one of my most beloved composers


  7. says:

    Johanns Brahms had an interesting life This audio book through music and letters from friends opens up the life of a genius It was a good read and excellent music


  8. says:

    I wish they would use voice actors who could perform with the accent that the historical people would have had they are all spoken with British accents Otherwise the production is very good


  9. says:

    Note to self Musical biographies should always be in audible form


  10. says:

    A major composer one of the three B left much that is still standard fare in the concert halls and with anyone who appreciates good music


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Brahms Life and Works Naxos

Jeremy Siepmann ç 0 Read

Hy 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 compose. I wish they would use voice actors who could perform with the accent that the historical people would have had they are all spoken with British accents Otherwise the production is very good

Free download Õ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Jeremy Siepmann

Brahms is one of the best loved yet most controversial of all the Romantics Almost uniuely 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. Love this series The audiobook mixture of biography music is terrific

Review Brahms Life and Works Naxos

Gift for friendship and a capacity for love far beyond the ordinary yet no man could be ruder or hurtful Though humble he was consumed by a sense of destiny and his inner life colored by his adoration and fear of women found expression in some of the greatest music ever written Listening to this audio biograp. Excellent biographical background on one of my most beloved composers


About the Author: Jeremy Siepmann

Jeremy Siepmann 16 January 1942 – 6 April 2016 born in America and living in Britain for most of his career was a broadcaster and writer on music