Johannes Brahms

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Johannes Brahms (German: [joˈhanəs ˈbʁaːms]; 7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist. 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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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. Brahms, an uncompromising perfectionist, destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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. Within his meticulous structures is embedded, however, a highly romantic nature.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Die Klassiksammlung 108: Brahms: Werke der Reifezeit Johannes Brahms 1
1997 Die Klassiksammlung 115: Romantische Kammermusik: Melodische Meisterwerke Schubert, Schumann, Brahms 1
1997 Klavierwerke Johannes Brahms 1
1997 Symphonies nos. 2 & 3 Johannes Brahms; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch 2
1997 The Best of Brahms Johannes Brahms 1
1997 The Complete String Quartets / The Complete Clarinet Sonatas Brahms; Quartetto Italiano, George Pieterson, Hephzibah Menuhin 1
1997 The Heifetz Collection, Volume 28: Brahms: Quintet, op. 111 / Beethoven: Trio, op. 70 no. 2 Brahms, Beethoven; Heifetz, Piatigorsky, Pennario 1
1997 The Heifetz Collection, Volume 41: Dvořák: Quintet, op. 81 / Brahms: Sextet, op. 36 Dvořák, Brahms; Heifetz, Piatigorsky, Primrose, Lateiner 1
1997 The Heifetz Collection, Volume 42: Schubert: Fantasie / Brahms: Piano Quartet / Beethoven: Trio Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven; Heifetz, Piatigorsky, Primrose, Lateiner 1
1998 The Violin Sonatas / The Viola Sonatas Brahms; Pinchas Zukerman, Daniel Barenboim 2
1998 Beethoven: Triple Concerto / Brahms: Double Concerto Beethoven, Brahms; Oistrakh, Rostropovich, Richter, Herbert von Karajan, George Szell 2
1998 Piano Concertos 1 and 2 / Variations on a Theme by Haydn / Tragic Overture / Academic Festival Overture Brahms; Daniel Barenboim, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir John Barbirolli 2
1998 Centenary Collection 1954: Brahms - Violin Concerto Johannes Brahms, Pablo de Sarasate, Henryk Wieniawski; David Oistrakh, Igor Oistrakh, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Franz Konwitschny 1
1998 Dutch Masters, Volume 30 Johannes Brahms; Concertgebouworkest, Eduard van Beinum 1
1998 Musique pour chœur / Choral Masterpieces Johannes Brahms; RIAS-Kammerchor, Marcus Creed 1
1998 Berlioz: Les Nuits d'été / Mendelssohn: Psalm 42 - Infelice / Brahms: Alto Rhapsody / Respighi: La Sensitiva Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Respighi; Dame Janet Baker, London Symphony Chorus, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox 1
1998 Brahms / Shostakovich Brahms, Shostakovich; Yuri Bashmet, Moscow Soloists 1
1998 Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge / Schumann: Dichterliebe / Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch (selection) Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Hertha Klust, Jörg Demus 1
1998 Favorites from the Classics: The Romance of Brahms Johannes Brahms 1
1998 Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 55: Wilhelm Kempff I Brahms, Schumann; Wilhelm Kempff 1
1998 Orkest van het oosten goes carnegie hall Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Orkest van het Oosten, Jaap van Zweden 1
1998 Piano Le Magazine n°6 Johannes Brahms 1
1998 Von Karajan Inédito 5 Brahms, Mozart, Strauss Jr.; Herbert von Karajan 1
1999 Piano Concerto no. 1 Brahms, Franck, Litolff; Clifford Curzon 1
1999 BBC Music, Volume 7, Number 12: Brahms: Symphony No. 2 / Martinů: Frescoes of Piero della Francesca Brahms / Martinů 1
1999 Brahms: 4 Balladen Op. 10 / Schubert: Klaviersonate D 537 / Beethoven: Klaviersonate No. 4 op. 7 Brahms, Schubert, Beethoven; Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli 1
1999 Brahms I: German Requiem Johannes Brahms; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
1999 Brahms: Alto Rhapsody / Franck: Nocturne / Mahler: Songs on the Death of Children - Five Lieder Johannes Brahms, César Franck, Gustav Mahler; Christa Ludwig 1
1999 Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem / Schumann: Requiem, Requiem Pour Mignon Brahms, Schumann 1
1999 Classical Masters: Brahms Johannes Brahms 1
1999 Complete Symphonies Johannes Brahms; London Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
1999 Four Symphonies Brahms; London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra. Sir Adrian Boult 1
1999 Piano Trios 1-3 / Piano Quintet Brahms; Peter Frankl, György Pauk, Ralph Kirshbaum, Yale String Quartet, André Previn 1
1999 Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 / Tragic Overture, Op. 81 Brahms; Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 1
2000 Die Berühmten Klavierwerke Johannes Brahms; Walter Klien, Solomon 1
2000 Violin Concertos Beethoven, Brahms; Jascha Heifetz, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky 1
2000 Great Violinists: Heifetz Brahms, Bruch, Glazunov; Jascha Heifetz 2
2000 Clarinet Quintets Mozart, Brahms; Wiener Kammerensemble, Alfred Prinz 1
2001 Dvorak: Cello concerto in B minor / Brahms: Double concerto in A minor Brahms, Dvořák; Pablo Casals, Jacques Thibaud 1
2001 Schubert: Schwanengesang / Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge Schubert, Brahms; Thomas Quasthoff, Justus Zeyen 2
2001 The Complete Concerto Recordings, Volume 4 Bruch, Brahms; Fritz Kreisler, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Barbirolli, Eugene Goossens 1
2001 Violin Sonatas Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms; Yehudi Menuhin, Hephzibah Menuhin 1
2001 Great Cellists: Cello Sonatas Beethoven, Brahms; Pablo Casals 1
2001 Brahms: Violin Concerto / Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante Brahms, Mozart; David Oistrakh, Igor Oistrakh, Otto Klemperer 1
2001 Symphonies nos. 1 & 3 Brahms; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
2002 Brahms: Hungarian Dances / Dvořák: Slavonic Dances Brahms, Dvořák; Walter Weller, Antal Doráti 1
2002 Piano Concertos / Overtures / Haydn Variations Brahms; Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia Orchestra, Claudio Arrau 1
2002 BBC Music, Volume 10, Number 9: The Romantic Cello Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy; Ralph Kirshbaum, Roger Vignoles 1
2002 4 Symphonies / Haydn Variations Brahms; Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 2
2002 Orchestral Works Brahms; Wolfgang Sawallisch 1
2002 Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 1 / Strauss: Burleske Brahms, Strauss; Staatskapelle Berlin, Kurt Sanderling, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, David Zinman, Hélène Grimaud 1
2002 Clarinet Quintets Mozart, Brahms; Eleanor Weingartner, Arianna String Quartet 1
2002 Complete Symphonies Brahms; Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti 1
2002 Heifetz Rediscovered: Violin Sonatas Brahms, Grieg; Jascha Heifetz 1
2002 The Piano Concertos / "Haydn" and "Handel" Variations Brahms; Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink 2
2002 Violin Concertos Brahms, Mendelssohn; Leonid Kogan 1
2003 BBC Music, Volume 11, Number 7: Brahms: Clarinet Quintet / Mozart: String Quintet in D, K593 Brahms / Mozart 1
2003 Complete String Quartets / Quintets / Sextets Brahms; Amadeus Quartet 1
2003 Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2; Schubert: Three Piano Pieces D946 Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert; Scottish National Orchestra & Sir Alexander Gibson & Claudio Arrau 1
2003 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 / Brahms, Schubert, Chopin Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Fryderyk Chopin, Arthur Rubinstein, Philharmonia Orchestra & Eugene Ormandy 1
2003 Arrau Heritage: Brahms Johannes Brahms; Claudio Arrau 1
2003 Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 Brahms, Tchaikovsky; Vladimir Horowitz, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 2
2003 The Greatest Classical Composers - Brahms Johannes Brahms 1
2003 The Perlman Edition: Violin Concerto / Sonatensatz / Hungarian Dances Brahms; Perlman, Barenboim, Ashkenazy 1
2004 Quadromania: Romantic Songs Mahler, Brahms, Strauss 1
2004 Tribute to a Unique Artist Schubert, Brahms, Wagner; Carlos Kleiber 1
2004 Brahms, Bach, Villa-Lobos Brahms, Bach, Villa-Lobos; Leopoldo Lipstein 5 1
2004 Isaac Stern Schubert, Brahms, Bach; Isaac Stern 1
2004 Symphonies nos. 1-4 / "Haydn" Variations / Alto Rhapsody / Academic Festival / Tragic Overtures Brahms; Christa Ludwig, Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer 1
2005 Violin and Viola Sonatas Brahms; Shlomo Mintz, Itamar Golan 1
2005 Piano Works Johannes Brahms 1
2005 The Piano Concertos / 4 Ballades, op. 10 / Waltzes, op. 39 / Piano Pieces, opp. 116–119 Brahms; Stephen Kovacevich 5 1
2005 Forgotten Genius, Volume 3 - Ernst Levy Plays Beethoven, Schumann, and Brahms Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms; Ernst Levy 1
2006 Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Beethoven: Sonata no. 8 "Pathetique" Brahms, Beethoven; Misha Dichter, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur 1
2006 Brahms, Mozart: Piano Concertos Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Arthur Rubinstein, BBC Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis 1
2006 The 4 Symphonies Brahms; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly 1
2006 The Three String Quartets / Piano Quintet Johannes Brahms; Budapest String Quartet 1
2006 Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas 1 & 2 / Beethoven: Clarinet Trio Brahms, Beethoven; Gervase de Peyer, Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim 2
2006 Brahms: Grand Passions Johannes Brahms 1
2006 Brahms: Symphony no. 4 / Schoenberg: Variations, op. 31 Brahms, Schoenberg; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Kent Nagano 1
2006 Brahms: Tragic Overture / Double Concerto / Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 Brahms, Bruch; David Oistrakh, Pierre Fournier 1
2006 Deutsche Romantik Schubert, Schumann, Brahms 1
2006 Hélène Grimaud Plays Beethoven, Brahms, Gershwin and Others Beethoven, Brahms, Gershwin, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Schumann, R. Strauss; Hélène Grimaud 1
2006 Sinfonía n.º 1 / Réquiem alemán Brahms; Barbara Bonney, Andreas Schmidt, Asociación de Conciertos del Coro de la Ópera de Viena, Orquesta Filarmónica de Viena, Carlo Maria Giulini 1
2007 Piano Concertos / Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79 / Three Intermezzos, Op. 117 / Four Pieces for Piano, Op. 119 Brahms; Emanuel Ax 1
2007 Brahms: Symphony no. 2 / Schubert: Symphony no. 8 "Unfinished" Brahms, Schubert; Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan 3
2007 Beethoven: Symphony no. 1 / Symphony no. 4 / Brahms: Haydn Variations Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms; Pablo Casals 1
2007 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 Brahms, Tchaikovsky; Arthur Rubinstein, London Symphony Orchestra, Albert Coates, John Barbirolli 1
2008 Brahms: The Symphonies Johannes Brahms; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
2008 The Complete Chamber Music Johannes Brahms 1
2008 The Collection Johannes Brahms 1
2009 Complete Works Johannes Brahms 1
2009 Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2 / Violin Concerto Brahms; Radu Lupu, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Boris Belkin 1
2009 Grandes compositores da música clássica, Volume 8: Brahms Johannes Brahms 1
2009 Ultimate Brahms: The Essential Masterpieces Johannes Brahms 1
2009 The Symphonies Brahms; Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle 1
2010 Complete Symphonies and Concertos Brahms; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 1
2010 Easy-Listening Piano Classics Johannes Brahms 1
2010 Grandes Compositores de la Música Clásica: Brahms Johannes Brahms; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
2011 Brahms / Sibelius / Arvo Pärt Johannes Brahms, Jean Sibelius, Arvo Pärt; Tasmin Little 1

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