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A Worthy Successor

A successor to Beethoven was Johannes Brahms. Also a prodigy, he was the object of vitriolic attacks by other composer because of the individuality of his work. They heaped invective upon him for the intensely emotional quality and Germanic style of his writings. However, it was impossible besmirch his talents for long, and he was soon one of the most popular composers in Europe. He produced voluminous varieties of compositions. Today, in retrospect, his originality is appreciated, and he is placed among the top romantic composers.

  • Prodigy – orang berbakat, keajaiban
  • Vitriolic – pedas, sangat tajam
  • heaped – put in a pile or mound
  • invective – insulting, abusive, or highly critical language.
  • intensely – sangat, sekali
  • besmirch – damage the reputation of (someone or something) in the opinion of others
  • voluminous – occupying or containing much space; large in volume, in particular.
  • retrospect – a survey or review of a past course of events or period of time.



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