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A meeting point for music lovers from all over the world.
A typical Hamburg merchant's house from 1751, listed as a historic monument, has been home to the Brahms Museum Hamburg since 1971, which is cared for by volunteers. It is close to Johannes Brahms' birthplace, which was destroyed in 1943.
The initiator and sponsor of the museum is the Johannes Brahms Society Hamburg.
When presenting the life and work of the famous composer, the focus of the presentation is on the almost three decades in which Brahms received his musical training as a pianist and composer in Hamburg and has already created groundbreaking works. It wasn't until the age of 29, in September 1862, that he went on his first trip to Vienna - the world capital of music at the time. Here he should find a second home for the rest of his life.
Music, documents, concert programs, Brahmsiana, photos and Brahms busts are shown, including the permanent bust of the Viennese artist Ilse Conrat shown here on permanent loan from the Hamburg Kunsthalle. Another highlight of the museum is a table piano built by the Hamburg piano manufacturer Baumgardten & Heins around 1859, on which Johannes Brahms gave lessons in 1861/62.
The museum has a complete recording of Johannes Brahms' works on CD as well as a small reference library, including the complete volumes of the old and the previously published volumes of the New Johannes Brahms Complete Edition.brahms-hamburg.de/museum
March 1, 2020
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