Clive continues his triumphal march through the personalia of central European music...The entries are models of research...Highly recommended. CHOICE, Vol. 44, No. 09 (May 2007) ...a fascinating book...It should be part of reference divisions of schools of music, and university and college libraries. Brahms and His World will be of interest to all musicians and historians, as well as to lovers of the music of Brahms. American Reference Books Annual, vol. 38 (2007) ...[a] unique, encyclopedia-like reference work...an excellent source on Brahms's milieu... Recommended for all libraries, especially academic ones. Library Journal This biographical dictionary covers approximately 430 people associated with composer Johannes Brahms, including relatives and friends, physicians, conductors, artists, poets, rulers, and fellow composers and musicians, such as the Schumanns, Schubert, Rubinstein, Nietzsche, Ibsen, Liszt, Bizet, and the publishers Breitkopf and Hartel. Presented alphabetically, the entries contain dates and places of birth and death, biographical information, and a discussion of how each person was linked to the composer. A chronology of Brahms' life and indexes of names and works are provided. Reference and Research Book News
About the Author
Peter Clive is the author of Schubert and His World: A Biographical Dictionary (1997) and Beethoven and His World: A Biographical Dictionary (2001).