RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 21517328 LA English T1 Brahms A1 MacDonald, Malcolm,, PB Schirmer Books PP New York YR 1990 SN 0028713931 9780028713939 0028728513 9780028728513 AB "Johannes Brahms has often been regarded as a conservative composer, his music dismissed as old-fashioned compared with the work of such contemporaries as Liszt and Wagner. In a major reevaluation of his life and artistry, Malcolm MacDonald incorporates twenty-five years of new research to demonstrate convincingly that Brahms combined his understanding of Classical principles with a profound appreciation of Romantic emotions and ideals. Through his study of early music and folk song, Brahms forged links with his predecessors while applying their craft in the service of a new expressiveness. Book jacket."--Jacket.