On Brahms' music

2022-08-17
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On Brahms' music

some music friends think that Brahms' music is difficult to understand, and I also think so. Now let's talk about his views and feelings on his music, in order to communicate with all friends

Brahms' music is characterized by seriousness. His music is introverted, profound and rational. This is the consistent style of his works. At that time, people called it the leader of German music conservatives. But the depth of his works is not as old-fashioned as he imagined. The language in his music is novel and expressive, and it reshapes music into an abstract art. Make the traditional music genre get a new life. Bernard Shaw called Brahms the most unscrupulous composer

in fact, Brahms was born in a time when it was necessary to minimize the use of automotive materials and form a romantic school with high volatile content. He was born 30 years later than the founder of the romantic school Berlioz, and more than 20 years later than Wagner, Liszt, Chopin, etc. by the time he began to show his feet and start composing, the romantic school was at its peak, After seeing off his close friend and teacher Schumann and getting rid of Clara's feelings, Brahms, who was out of time, exhausted, sought parameters: tensile strength (RM) and elongation at break (at) exhausted all his passion, so he became more rational, introspective, introverted and silver. So he made up his mind to leave behind the romantic style of passion and excitement, and to seek comfort and pursuit in the rational world of the 18th century. Therefore, when he began to create music, he took up the flag of his idol Beethoven classical music school and found his own music world in it. Therefore, it established its rational, introspective and introspective character and the style of music works to be confirmed, which was rare among musicians at that time. From then on, he embarked on a difficult and repressive creative road. This was undoubtedly revealed in the creation of his first symphony, which lasted for 21 years. He said that I heard the footsteps of giants behind me in my creation, which refers to Beethoven. His creative ideas tend to Beethoven's classical music school, and his first symphony is the most representative, which is called Beethoven's Tenth Symphony, thus laying the foundation of his music

an important factor in understanding Brahms' music is that due to the seriousness of his music, there are few headline music in his music, which is one of his characteristics. In this way, it is more difficult to master the connotation of his music, giving people a strong sense of strangeness. We all know that Beethoven's music has much higher connotation and ideological philosophy than Brahms, but most of his famous or great works have titles, such as his piano sonata, Pathetique, moonlight, passion, etc., petit tique Sonata, spring, cruzee, etc., Piano Concerto, Emperor. Symphonies, heroes, destiny, pastoral, chorus, etc. are all headline music. We can grasp his theme context according to his title, and analyze the content and creative concept of his works, so as to understand his musical connotation more easily. Brahms' music has few titles, so it is difficult to do this when analyzing his works. This is also an important reason why his music is difficult to understand

how to start Brahms' music and find the connotation in his music world is a hot topic. It is a thorny problem that the one or those works that whetted him are suitable to be a stepping stone and the entry point to understand his music. But I think his following works still have some characteristics: you can refer to the introduction of Burke's repertoire

for example, his Hungarian dance music is a relatively pleasant sounding pipe melody with beautiful melody

prelude to university celebration is also one of Brahms' most popular music

Violin Concerto, one of the four major concertos. It is the most representative must listen track. Its first movement: warm, light and smooth, 3/4 beats, presents two theme groups in the preface of the whole wind spinning music, and then reaches the climax in D minor. Adagio movement: softens the emotion of ballads, lullabys and hymns. Final movement: it presents the style of Hungarian dance music, which makes the original serious work have a lively and joyful ending

Piano Concerto No. 2: the whole piece has the warmth and geniality of southern Europe, and has a tacit understanding with the magnificent and noble music. The scale of this piece is huge, which is longer than his four symphonies. The first movement: launched under the huge symphonic space, after a dramatic decorative play, the orchestra immediately intervened on a grand scale, playing the theme of the French horn, with an idyllic atmosphere. In the banter movement: although it is not humorous and very solemn, there is the most passionate music of this song. The third movement: there are two huge bursts of music, which add a strong drama to this movement in addition to the style of autumn. The last movement: full of the warmth of southern Europe, genial and moving. Although the whole song is grand in length, it is like a breeze slowly full of vitality

Symphony No. 2: it is the most serene and meditative work. There are many exciting clips in the song, and some people even think that this song is the most sunny work. Sometimes with some idyllic style, sometimes with strong dramatization, this symphony is Brahms' most powerful symphony of orchestral music. Final movement: it is the most brilliant music Brahms has ever written. But this song is a very complex work, which has rich connotation and is buried in four movements. The writing skill of this song is superb, and the counterpoint method is very exquisite. It is the most representative work of Brahms

Symphony No. 4: Although this piece is very dignified. It is also hinted by the composer that it is not easy to digest. But the Fourth Symphony is still described as autumn music, which I think is very appropriate. The song is completely sad, calm and solemn. This is most obvious in the first movement. The second movement also basically carries this emotion. The third movement; It is replaced by the simplicity and ruggedness of M22 above with 6 degrees and 4 degrees, and there is an incomparably rich energy hidden, which is unique in Brahms' works. Final movement: it has a unique and high performance of dramatic climax. The final movement is Brahms' deepest Symphony movement, in which the writing technique, its structure and the development of musical thinking are masterpieces

I think the above works are Brahms' most representative and highly audible works (family words). It is the threshold to understand Burke's music and the most attractive and brilliant window to enter his music world. Through it, we can see Brahms' inner world and the masterpiece of the last and greatest musician of classical music

when listening to Brahms' music, you should have a relaxed state of mind and a calm mood. Listen to his music as an ordinary work, instead of sitting upright and facing reason with reason. In this way, it is difficult to enter his music world and inner world, and you will add obstacles to yourself. In fact, a symphony has many aspects, including high artistic appreciation, and the expressiveness, ideology and philosophy of music. It is impossible for us to have a comprehensive understanding of all levels [including professionals] when appreciating. It is basically a level or several levels of understanding. This means: when listening to music, we often say that every time we listen to the same work, we will have a new feeling. That's what we mean. Therefore, Brahms' music is the same. We should listen to it side by side, uncover his music layer by layer, and slowly achieve a full understanding and understanding of the connotation of his music

so it takes time to listen to Brahms' music

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