World’s Greatest Composers ~ Johannes Brahms

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be taking part in the iHomeschool Network “Birthday Lessons in May” blog hop! This month we teamed up and are all sharing a mini-unit study for a famous historical figure.


I have the pleasure of posting on the brilliant composer Johannes Brahms!  I created a fun download in honor of Johannes Brahms that I’m please to share with you all today! It is meant to go with my World’s Greatest Composers study, but can stand alone as well.

(EDITED: This lesson is now part of my World’s Greatest Composers Volume 2 Unit!)


Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany on May 7, 1833. He was a composer and pianist and is regarded as one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period. He composted for piano, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra, voice, and chorus. He is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the “Three Bs”. While Brahms premiered many of his own works, he also worked with some of the leading performers of the time. He was known as an uncompromising perfectionist and thus destroyed many of his works, and even left some unpublished. His music is rooted in the technique and structures of both the Baroque and Classical masters.

In the unit study you’ll have a chance to listen to some of Johannes Brahms’ finest masterpieces, including symphony, piano, and vocal arrangements. The download also includes lots of fun activities to help keep your student’s minds focused on the music at hand!

As with this unit, the goal behind the World’s Greatest Composers curriculum is to immerse students in the work of each composer so that they are well familiar with their style, methods and music. Much of your time studying will be through open discussion with students and listening to compositions. Upon completion of this curriculum, your student should be able to easily recognize the pieces from each composer studied. They will also have learned several different styles of music, vocabulary, as well as have gained an appreciation for music in general.


–> Click to here to get the Johannes Brahms Unit Study <–

EDITED: Please note, this unit is no longer available on it’s own. it is now part of my World’s Greatest Composers Volume 2 Unit!)

I hope you enjoy the mini-unit study on Johannes Brahms!

If you’re interested in the entire World’s Greatest Composer curriculum, click the link below!



Click below to visit the iHomeschool Network “Birthday Lessons in May” blog hop to see what other bloggers are sharing for this month!

  • Jodi at Granola Mom – learn about Robert E. Peary, the Arctic explorer who was the first man to reach the North Pole.


  • anna-marie May 1, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Hi there,
    I am trying to down load your unit study:) but it comes up as “not found” can you please assist. Thanks

    • Kristina May 1, 2012 at 3:31 am

      I had the same problem when I clicked the download butter. I then tried to save it by right clicking and pressing save as and it downloaded but said it could not be opened because it was either decoded improperly or damaged. Thanks for your kindness! We love your homeschool stuff!

    • Erica May 1, 2012 at 8:22 am

      Hi everyone, sorry about the download, it should be fixed now!

  • Christine May 1, 2012 at 3:22 am

    I am having the same problem as anna-marie. Thanks for the help.

    • Sarah C May 1, 2012 at 5:52 am

      Also, having the same problem.

      • Sarah C May 1, 2012 at 11:35 am

        Thank you! It work great this time. Thank you for your hard work and generosity!

  • Julie May 1, 2012 at 4:52 am

    This looks wonderful! I don’t know how you find the time!!

  • Christie May 1, 2012 at 6:25 am

    I’m also having problems with the download. It’s saying File Not Found?

  • Jen Em May 1, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I’m having the same problem. It looks like such a great unit!

  • Meg V May 1, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Also unable to download, saying “not found”. thank you!

  • Kami May 1, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Having the same problem with the download, it says “Not Found”. But looking forward to trying the unit out with my kids. Thank you for another great resource!

  • Katie S May 1, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Fabulous, thank you so much!!!

  • Melanie Grant May 8, 2012 at 1:13 am

    I have loved using this resource so far. We started this one yesterday. Unfortunately we don’t have the book that’s used for recommended reading in our area, but even without that there is so much fun to be had and these worksheets are great!


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