(b. 1857, Leipzig, d. 1920, Naumburg)

Evocation (Brahms Fantasies, Opus XII, no. 2)

Print, 218 x 340 mm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

Klinger was an accomplished pianist and counted the composer Max Reger among his friends. A friendship with the composer Johannes Brahms developed over a period of 20 years, culminating with Klinger's publication of his print series Brahms Fantasies (1894) and Brahms's dedication of Vier ernste Gesänge (Four Serious Songs), Opus 121, to Klinger in 1896, a year before the composer's death.

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