Brahms Museum (Hamburg)
entrance of the museum
|Location||Peterstraße 39, Hamburg-Neustadt|
|Collections||about Johannes Brahms|
|Curator||dr. Alexander Odefey|
Collection and activities
The museum was founded in 1971 and is situated on two stories of an historical building in the Peterstraße, near to where Brahms was born. A section of the collection deals with the first three decades of his live in Hamburg. One can see the table piano of Baumgardten & Heins from circa 1860 on which Brahms learned his first piano lessons as a child. Several utensils from his life are shown, as well as artworks, several busts and an extensive collection of photographs.
There is a library with more than 300 books, the complete edition of Brahms of the publisher G. Henle Verlag, audio recordings, a number replicas of music notations, letters, concert programs, and other documents.
The Lichtwark-Saal of the Carl Toepfer Foundation, a location near to the museum, is a place for temporary Brahms exhibitions, lectures and concerts. Regularly there are walking tours through Hamburg along historical places out of the life of Brahms.
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