About Vienna - Your City Travel Guide
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Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Johannes Brahms was born near Hamburg. As a son of a musician, he obtained a good musical education. Brahms was traveling through Europe and gave concerts performing his own music. Later, he became the manager of the Vienna Singers' Academy in 1862 and in 1868. Vienna became his second home.

From 1872 to 1875 he conducted the "Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien". Although Brahms was employed a lot of times, he rather praised the life of a free musician, like most of the composers at this time. His work includes 4 Symphonies, 2 Serenades, vocal pieces with orchestra and a wide selection of chamber music.