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High quality biography, very detailed. The author writes well, and is not afraid to insert his own opinions (in moderation).Published 1 month ago by jon pollard
Jan Swafford is about the best author and expert on composer biographies! I also read his Bach biography...superb!Published 6 months ago by Gabriela E. Fields
My husband loved this book as he wanted to know much more about Brahms and his composing and life.Published 7 months ago by Caroline Mast
I have listened and loved the music of J. Brahms since I was about 7. Since I am 63 now, I can say that I've listened to most of his published works many times over. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eric Gross
Swafford has his point of view regarding Brahms. I expect not everyone will accord with it. He writes well and knowledgeably. And with what I appreciated as a deft touch. Read morePublished 9 months ago by D. J. Leedham
This biography is authentic and another of Jan Swafford's excellent travails. One word of suggestion would be to limit the harmonic analytic descriptions of specific compositions. Read morePublished 9 months ago by jev