Johannes Brahms

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Johannes Brahms (German: [joˈhanəs ˈbʁaːms]; 7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.

Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become staples of the modern concert repertoire. An uncompromising perfectionist, Brahms destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.

Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by subsequent figures as diverse as Arnold Schoenberg and Edward Elgar. The diligent, highly constructed nature of Brahms's works was a starting point and an inspiration for a generation of composers. Embedded within his meticulous structures, however, are deeply romantic motifs.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Konzert für Piano No. 2 Brahms; Vladimir Ashkenazy, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bernard Haitink 1
Konzert für Violine D-Dur, Op. 77 / Variationen über ein Thema von Haydn, Op. 56a Brahms; Münchner Symphoniker, Iwan Cerkov 1
Liebeslieder Johannes Brahms 1
Lieder Recital Schubert, Schumann, Loewe, Brahms, Strauss, Pfitzner; Hans Hotter, Gerald Moore 1
Millenium Masterpieces CD16: Symphony No. 1 Johannes Brahms 1
Œuvre pour Piano III Johannes Brahms; Marie‐Josèphe Jude 1
Œuvres pour la main gauche Johannes Brahms, Camille Saint‐Saëns, Béla Bartók, Александр Николаевич Скрябин, Leopold Godowsky ; Michel Béroff 1
On Wings of Song Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Massenet, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky; Elly Ameling, Rudolf Jansen 1
Paganini Variationen / Intermezzi / Rhapsodien / Thema Mit Variationen Johannes Brahms; François‐René Duchâble 1
Paganini Variations / 2 Rhapsodies, op. 79 / 4 Ballades, op. 10 Brahms; Nicholas Angelich 1
Passion classique: Danses hongroises Johannes Brahms 1
Piano Concerto no. 1 Brahms; Claudio Arrau, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, Bernard Haitink 1
Piano Concerto no. 1 / 2 Rhapsodies Brahms; Radu Lupu, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Edo de Waart 1
Piano Concerto no. 2 / Cello Sonata, op. 78 Brahms; Emanuel Ax, Yo‐Yo Ma, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 1
Piano Concerto no. 2 / Piano Sonata no. 2 Johannes Brahms; Jorge Federico Osorio, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Maximiano Valdés 1
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major Brahms; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, Rudolf Serkin 1
Piano Quartet no. 2 in A major Johannes Brahms; Borodin Quartet, Sviatoslav Richter 1
Piano Quartets Brahms; Jörg Demus, members of the Barylli Quartet 1
Piano Quintet in F minor / Ballade op. 10 no. 4 / 3 Fantasies from op. 116 Johannes Brahms; Tokyo String Quartet, Barry Douglas 1
Piano Quintet op. 34 Brahms; Musikvereinsquartett, André Previn 1
Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor Brahms; Yefim Bronfman 1
Piano Sonata no. 3, op. 5 / Theme & Variations from Sextet, op. 18 Brahms; Radu Lupu 1
Piano Trios Johannes Brahms; Arthur Rubinstein, Henryk Szeryng, Pierre Fournier 1
Piano Trios 1, 2 & 3, Piano Quartets 1, 2 & 3 Johannes Brahms 1
Píanó: Händel / Mozart / Schubert / Chopin / Schumann / Brahms Händel, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms; Jónas Ingimundarson 1
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings Johannes Brahms; Karl Leister, Vermeer Quartet 1
Romantic Passions - Classic Composers Late Romantic 7 Johannes Brahms 1
Serenade in A major, op. 16 Johannes Brahms; Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Carlo Zecchi 1
Serenade no. 2 / Haydn-Variationen / Akademische Festouvertüre Brahms; Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 1
Sonata for 2 pianos / Piano Quintet arranged for piano 4 hands Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann / Clara Schumann; Hélène Mercier, Cyprien Katsaris 1
Sonata No. 3 in F minor / Fantasies, Op. 116 / Piano Pieces, Op. 119 Johannes Brahms 1
Sonatas For Cello and Piano Brahms; János Starker, György Sebök 1
Sonatas for Violin & Piano / Pierre Amoyal & Frederic Chiu Johannes Brahms 1
Sonatas for Violin and Piano Claude Debussy, Béla Bartók, Johannes Brahms 1
Sonate per viola e pianoforte op.120 n.1 e n.2 Johannes Brahms 1
String Quartet no. 1, op. 51/1 / Clarinet Quintet, op. 115 Johannes Brahms; Pražák Quartet, Pascal Moraguès 1
String Quartet no. 2, op. 51/2 / String Quintet no. 2, op. 111 Johannes Brahms; Pražák Quartet, Vladimír Bukač 0
String Quartets & Piano Quintet Brahms; Belcea Quartet, Till Fellner 1
String Quartets 1 & 2 / Piano Quintet / Clarinet Quintet Brahms; Hungarian Quartet, Georges Solchany, David Glazer 1
String Quartets no. 1 in C minor & no. 2 in A minor Johannes Brahms; Cleveland Quartet 1
String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 Johannes Brahms 1
String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 Brahms; Carmina Quartet 1
String Quartets, op. 51 nos. 1 and 2 (Simi String Quartet) Johannes Brahms 1
String Sextets No. 1 op. 18 + No. 2 op. 36 Johannes Brahms 1
Symphonie Nr. 2 / Tragische Ouvertüre Johannes Brahms 1
Symphonie Nr. 2 / Tragische Ouvertüre / Akademische Festouvertüre Brahms; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1
Symphonie Nr. 2 D-dur, op. 73 / Haydn Variationen, Op. 56a Johannes Brahms; The Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi 1
Symphonies Brahms; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch 1
Symphonies 1-4 Brahms; Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, David Zinman 1
Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 Johannes Brahms; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 1
Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 Johannes Brahms; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 Johannes Brahms 1
Symphony no. 1 Johannes Brahms; Houston Symphony 1
Symphony no. 1 Johannes Brahms; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, Bernard Haitink 1
Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68 Johannes Brahms; Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum 1
Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68 / Variations on a Theme by Haydn, op. 56a Johannes Brahms; Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler 1
Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 / Haydn Variations Johannes Brahms; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
Symphony no. 2 / Academic Festival Overture Brahms; Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado 1
Symphony No. 2 / Academic Festival Overture Brahms; Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti 1
Symphony no. 2 / Hungarian Dances Johannes Brahms; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marin Alsop 1
Symphony no. 2 / Tragic Overture Brahms; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 1
Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 73 J Brahms; Yvegeni Svetlanov 1
Symphony no. 3 Johannes Brahms; George Szell, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam 1
Symphony No. 3 / Variations on Haydn / Academic Festival Overture Brahms; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1
Symphony no. 4 Johannes Brahms; Warsaw Philharmonic, Bernhard Stopler 1
Symphony no. 4 Johannes Brahms; Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum 2
Symphony No. 4 / Haydn Variations Brahms; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 1
Symphony no. 4 / Piano Concerto no. 2 Johannes Brahms 1
Symphony No. 4 / Tragic Overture / Hungarian Dances Nos. 12-21 Johannes Brahms 1
Symphony No. 4 & Academic Festival Overture Johannes Brahms 1
Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98 / Academic Festival Overture, op. 80 / Hungarian Dances nos. 1, 5 & 6 Johannes Brahms; “New Philharmonia” Orchestra, Alexander Titov 1
Symphony No. 4; Haydn Variations (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Wilhelm Furtwängler) Johannes Brahms 1
The 11 Great Violin Concertos, Volume 3 Paganini / Brahms 1
The Best of Brahms Johannes Brahms 1
The Great Composers 08: Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat Major Op. 83 Johannes Brahms 1
The Great Composers 14: Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 Johannes Brahms; Symphonieorchester Innsbruck, Robert Wagner, Susanne Lautenbacher 1
The Great Composers: Brahms Johannes Brahms 1
The Hungarian Dances Johannes Brahms; Katia & Marielle Labèque 1
The Masterworks Johannes Brahms 1
The Piano Concertos Johannes Brahms; Stephen Hough, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Mark Wigglesworth 1
The Rubinstein Collection, Volume 3 Brahms; Arthur Rubinstein 1
The Rubinstein Collection, Volume 8: Bach / Schubert / Schumann / Brahms / Rubinstein Johann Sebastian Bach; Franz Schubert; Robert Schumann; Johannes Brahms; Arthur Rubinstein 1
The Rubinstein Collection, Volume 10: Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 / Brahms Ludwig van Beethoven; Johannes Brahms; Arthur Rubinstein 1
The Rubinstein Collection, Volume 34: Brahms: Piano Concerto, Capriccio, Intermezzo, Rhapsody Johannes Brahms; Arthur Rubinstein 1
The Rubinstein Collection, Volume 59: Beethoven: Piano Concerto / Brahms: Piano Concerto Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms; Arthur Rubinstein 1
The Rubinstein Collection, Volume 72: Brahms: Piano Trios Johannes Brahms;Arthur Rubinstein 1
The Rubinstein Collection, Volume 74: Brahms: Piano Quartet / Fauré: Piano Quartet Johannes Brahms, Gabriel Fauré; Guarneri Quartet & Arthur Rubinstein 1
The Rubinstein Collection, Volume 81: Brahms: Piano Concerto Johannes Brahms; Arthur Rubinstein 1
The Rubinstein Collection: Brahms and Schumann Piano Quintets Brahms, Schumann; Arthur Rubinstein, Guarneri Quartet 1
The Rubinstein collection: Piano Concerto No. 1 Brahms; Rubinstein, Reiner, Chicago Symphony 1
The Symphonies / Overtures / Song of Destiny / German Requiem Johannes Brahms; New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur 1
The Symphony: Beethoven No. 6 / Brahms No. 2 Beethoven, Brahms; Sir Adrian Boult, Sir John Pritchard, BBC Symphony Orchestra 1
Trios for Piano, Violin & Violoncello No. 1 / No. 2 Johannes Brahms 1
Ungarische Tänze / 2. Symphonie Johannes Brahms, London Festival Orchestra & Julian Armstrong 1
Variations on a Theme of Haydn (“St. Antoni Chorale”), op. 56a Johannes Brahms; Eduard van Beinum, The Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam 1
Viola Sonatas / Two Songs Johannes Brahms 1
Violin Concert in D major Johannes Brahms; Efrem Zimbalist 1
Violin Concerto Brahms; Szeryng, Monteux, London Symphony Orchestra 1
Violin Concerto / Academic Festival Overture Johannes Brahms; Ivan Cerkov, Münchner Symphoniker, Helmut Bucher 1
Violin Concerto / Double Concerto for Violin & Violoncello Johannes Brahms; Henryk Szeryng, János Starker, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 1

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