Brahms, Johannes. Born in 1833. German musical composer. Schumann early expressed the highest opinion of Brahms' genius, but for many years he was not appreciate din Germany. In 1862 he went to Vienna, where he acquired a high reputation, and held several important musical posts. In 1868 he composed the "Deutsches Requiem," which, after the Franco-German War, was performed throughout Germany. His compositions have been very highly valued. Died 1897.