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Brahms, Johannes, was born in 1833 at Hamburg, and after the death of Wagner was regarded as the greatest living composer in Germany. He was greatly praised in 1853 by Schumann, who predicted his greatness in an article in the Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik. But it was not until his visit to Vienna, in 1861, that Brahms found appreciation where, after occupying other positions, he conducted the famous concerts of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. In 1868 he composed his Deutsches Requiem, and since then new compositions by him were regarded as events in the musical world. He died in 1897.