Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Johannes Brahms was born near Hamburg and as a son of a musician, he obtained a musical education. Brahms was traveling around Europe and gave concerts of his own music and after he became the manager of the Vienna Singers' Academy in 1862 and in 1868. He settled in Vienna for permanent, which became his second home.
From 1872 to 1875 he conducted the "Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien". Although Brahms was employed a lot of times, he rather praised the life of a free musician, like most of the composers at this time. His work includes 4 Symphonies, 2 Serenades, vocal pieces with orchestra and a lot of chamber music.