Zitate von Johannes Brahms
Geburtstag: 7. Mai 1833
Todesdatum: 3. April 1897
Johannes Brahms war ein deutscher Komponist, Pianist und Dirigent, dessen Kompositionen vorwiegend der Hochromantik zugeordnet werden. Durch die gleichzeitige Einbeziehung von klassischen Formen gehen sie aber über diese hinaus. Brahms gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Komponisten der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts.
Zitate Johannes Brahms
Max Kalbeck: Johannes Brahms. 1. Band, 4. Auflage, Berlin: Deutsche Brahms-Gesellschaft, 1921, S. 165
„On one stave, for a small instrument, the man writes a whole world of the deepest thoughts and most powerful feelings. If I imagined that I could have created, even conceived the piece, I am quite certain that the excess of excitement and earth-shattering experience would have driven me out of my mind.“
Discussion of the Chaconne in Bach's Partita for Violin #2. Litzman, Berthold (editor). "Letters of Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, 1853–1896". Hyperion Press, 1979, p. 16.
As quoted (prefaced by the qualification, "There is a story that one evening, on leaving, Brahms said...") in One Hundred Songs by Ten Masters: Volume II https://books.google.com/books?id=irUQAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR12 (1917), edited by Henry T. Finck, p. XII
Variante: If there is any one here tonight whom I have not offended, I apologize!
„I wish I could write to you as tenderly as I love you and tell you all the good things that I wish you. You are so infinitely dear to me, dearer than I can say… If things go on much longer as they are at present I shall have sometime to put you under glass or to have you set in gold. If only I could live in the same town with you and my parents… Do write me a nice letter soon. Your letters are like kisses.“
Letter to Clara Schumann (31 May 1856) as quoted in Letters of Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, 1853-1896 (1971), edited by Berthold Litzmann
„It always saddens me to think that after all I am not yet a proper musician; but I have more aptitude for the calling than probably many of the younger generation have as a rule. It gets knocked out of you. Boys should be allowed to indulge themselves in jolly music; the serious kind comes of its own accord, although the lovesick does not. How lucky is the man who, like Mozart and others, goes to the tavern of an evening and writes some fresh music. For he lives while he is creating.“
Letter to Clara Schumann (12 February 1856) as quoted in Johannes Brahms : A Biography (1997) by Jan Swafford, p. 153
Notes on a postcard to Clara Schumann (12 September 1868)
„There is so much that is true in your letter — if not all— and I must confess that with remorse and regret; but with pleasure and satisfaction I realise how kind it is — only an angel like you could have written so kindly… Life is a wild polyphony, but often a good woman like you can bring about some exquisite resolution of its discords.“
Letter to Clara Schumann (15 October 1868), as quoted in Johannes Brahms : A Biography (1997) by Jan Swafford, p. 340