Brahms Publications – Recent Books

  • Beach, David. Three Schenkerian-Based Studies: Chamber Works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brahms. Studien und Materialien zur Musikwissenschaft 121. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 2022 ISBN 978‒3‒487‒16250‒8
  • Crocus, Anita. Emil von Sauer, Liszt’s Forgotten Protégé. Eugene, OR: Luminere Press, 2022. ISBN 978‒1‒64388‒964‒1
  • Falling, Carol. Wiesbadener Komponistinnen: Schicksale und Erfahrungen. Wiesbaden: Carol Falling, 2021. ISBN 9783000693854
    Also presented as a film:
    Falling, Carol. Wiesbadener Komponistinnen: Schicksale und Erfahrungen. Wiesbaden Stiftung, 2022. Includes interviews with scholars and excerpts from concerts of the Salonensemble des Hessischen Staatsorchesters Wiesbaden.
  • Grimes, Nicole, and Reuben Phillips, eds. Rethinking Brahms. New York: Oxford University Press, 2022. ISBN 9780197541739
    • Reuben Phillips, “Brahms in the Schumann Library,” 7–24
    • Styra Avins, “Johannes Brahms, Connoisseur of Graphic Arts,” 25–55
    • David Brodbeck, “Settling for Second Best: Brahms’s Männerchor-Lieder in Historical Context,” 56–69
    • Jane Hines, “Hearing and Seeing Brahms’s Harps,” 70–88
    • Janet Schmalfeldt, “Brahms and the Unreliable Narrative,” 91–109
    • Loretta Terrigno, “The Transmission and Reception of Courtly Love Poetry in Late Folksong Settings by Johannes Brahms, Friedrich Wilhelm Arnold, and Wilhelm Tappert,” 110–41
    • Tekla Babyak, “Rehearing Brahms’s Late Intermezzi: The Eternal Recurrence of Reflection,” 142–55
    • Katharina Uhde, “Joachim and Brahms in the Spring and Summer of 1853: Formative Influences and Performative Identities
    • Reconsidered,” 156–76
    • Anna Scott, “Doesn’t Play Well with Others: Performance and Embodiment in Brahms’s Chamber Music with Piano,” 177–92
    • Julian Horton, “First-Theme Syntax in Brahms’s Sonata Forms,” 195–228
    • Benedict Taylor, “Formal Elision in the Chamber Music of Mendelssohn and Brahms: A Case-Study in Romantic Formenlehre,” 229–48
    • Peter H. Smith, “Compositional Range versus Compositional Ideal Type: Some Reflections on Brahms and Dvořák,” 249–77
    • Frank Samarotto, “Intentional Transgressions: Transformation and Prolongation in Selected Works by Brahms,” 278–98
    • Wolfgang Sandberger, “Images, Monuments, Constructs: Johannes Brahms in the Culture of Remembrance,” 301–18
    • Martha Sprigge, “Templates for Grief: Brahms’s Requiem after the Dresden Firebombing,” 319–40
    • Daniel Beller-McKenna, “‘Aimez-vous Brahms?’ The History of a Question,” 341–54
    • Frankie Perry, “Brahms’s Serious Songs in the Orchestral Imagination: Two Episodes in the Arrangement History of Op. 121,” 357–74
    • Nicole Grimes, “Hearing Rihm Hearing Brahms: Symphonie ‘Nähe fern’ and the Future of Nostalgia,” 375–95
    • Edward Venn, “Spectres and ‘Derangements’: Michael Finnissy’s Summonings of Brahms the Progressive,” 396–411
  • Sandberger, Wolfgang, et al. Der junge Brahms: Zwischen Natur und Poesie. Brahms-Institut an der Musikhochschule Lübeck 13. Munich: edition text + kritik, 2022. ISBN 978–3–96707–775–9

The American Brahms Society updates its publications pages twice a year. Those who wish to see earlier lists of publications, please consult the relevant issue of the American Brahms Society Newsletter.