German composer and pianist, Brahms was a one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period and many of his works have become staples of the modern concert repertoire. Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria, where he was a leader of the musical scene, having composed for piano, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra, and for voice and chorus. However, he was an uncompromising perfectionist and destroyed many of his works and left some of them unpublished.