Bigger Than Life
was born in Hamburg in 1833 and died in Vienna in 1897. His father,
Johann Jakob Brahms, taught him the violin and his piano lessons
came from Otto Cossal. Composition lessons were administered by
early years saw the composer earning money playing at theatres,
taverns and brothels. One of his first breaks came in 1851, when
he met violinist Eduard Reményi and subsequently Joseph Joachim,
another famous violinist of that time. This sequence of events eventually
led to Brahms being introduced to Schumann
the exception of opera, Brahms wrote magnificently for every form
of composition. He even wrote close to two hundred songs.
Amazing Brahms Fact
an amazing composer like Brahms had setbacks. His first piano concerto
was not well received at its Leipzig premiere in 1859.