German composer who is best known for his 1868 lullaby.
He played music in brothels as a child to help keep his family afloat.
He sought to fuse the purity of German compositions with Romantic sensibilities in his musical works.
He was the child of Johann Jakob Brahms, who tried to seek out a career as the town musician, and seamstress Johanna Henrika Christiane Nissen.
He is a 19th Century composer and pianist like Ludwig Van Beethoven.