First published in 1985, The Music of Brahms laid a fresh emphasis on the vital role of Brahm's studies and performance of earlier music on the formation of his style and musical ethos. Once regarded as providing evidence of musical conservatism, the remarkable scope of his knowledge of music of periods distant from his own, and the range of the stylistic sources which he drew together, now seem progressive from the vantage point of the historically-oriented culture of the late twentieth century. In details of his ...

The Music of Brahms 1994, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198164012

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The Music of Brahms 1985, Routledge & Kegan Paul Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780710097767