Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg in May 1833, but spent most of his professional career in Vienna.
The German composer and pianist is synonymous with the Romantic period in music. His many compositions include symphonies, piano concerti and chamber ensembles, and a celebrated choral work, A German Requiem.
Brahms died of cancer in 1897. He was buried in the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna.
Braham's Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor, Op 15 was completed in 1858. It premiered in Hanover in 1859 when Brahms was just 25 years old, but the second and third movements were later rewritten.