On the Specific Pattern of Brahms’ Symphonies
Abstract: That Brahms’ four symphonies could simultaneously reflect the direct successor of the “Beethoven traditions” and selection to absorb the “stylish fashion” of the Romanticism, especially the formation of a unique personality different from the others. From dealing with the structureof the internal movement of four symphonies, it showed that the first two movements of each symphony had been more kept on classical tradition, while the last two movements were more to reflect individual character style, which made Brahms symphonies form a unique pattern, and further more to made the four symphonies appeared the “relevance” and “integrity” on the formal structures. From one perspective, this paper revealed that with classic form, profound connotation, and unique style, the Brahms’ symphonies possess the same artistic value as ones of Beethoven and Bach.
Key Words: Johannes Brahms (1835~1897), symphony, form