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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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 An uncompromising perfectionist, Brahms destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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
1992 Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op.8 and Dvořák Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor "Dumky", Op. 90 Brahms, Dvořák; The Rembrandt Trio 1
1992 Brahms/Schumann Soirée Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann; David Shifrin, Carol Rosenberger 1
1992 Choral Works Johannes Brahms; Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner 1
1992 Clarinet Sonatas Brahms, Mendelssohn; David Campbell, Andrew Ball 1
1992 Ein Deutsches Requiem Johannes Brahms; Kiri Te Kanawa, Bernd Weikl, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus 1
1992 Handel Variations / Sonata no. 3 Johannes Brahms; Vladimir Ashkenazy 1
1992 Hungarian Dances Brahms; Philharmonia Cassovia, Andrew Mogrelia 3
1992 Kathleen Ferrier, Vol 4: Schumann / Brahms / Schubert Schumann, Brahms, Schubert; Kathleen Ferrier 1
1992 Kathleen Ferrier, Volume 9: Schubert / Brahms / Schumann Schubert, Brahms, Schumann; Kathleen Ferrier, Bruno Walter 1
1992 Klavierstücke, op. 76 / Rhapsodien, op. 79 / Walzer, op. 39 Brahms; Mikhail Rudy 1
1992 Piano Concerto no. 1 / Two Songs, op. 91 Brahms; Stephen Kovacevich, Ann Murray, Nobuko Imai, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch 5 2
1992 Piano Concerto no. 2 / Haydn Variations Brahms; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, André Watts 1
1992 Piano for Four Hands Johannes Brahms; Виктория Постникова, Геннадий Николаевич Рождественский 1
1992 Piano Sonata no. 3, op. 5 / Ballades, op. 10 Johannes Brahms; İdil Biret 1
1992 Sextets opp. 18 & 36 Brahms; Isaac Stern, Cho-Liang Lin, Jaime Laredo, Michael Tree, Yo‐Yo Ma, Sharon Robinson 1
1992 Streichquartette Johannes Brahms, Hugo Wolf; LaSalle Quartet 1
1992 Streichsextett no. 1 Brahms; Alban Berg Quartett, Amadeus Ensemble 1
1992 Symphonies Nos. 2, 3 Brahms; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 Symphony No. 1 / Serenade No. 2 Brahms; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 Symphony no. 1 in C minor op. 68 / Chorlieder Johannes Brahms 1
1992 Symphony No. 4 / Overtures Brahms; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 2
1992 Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98 / Academic Festival Overture Brahms; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Halász 2
1992 The Piano Trios Johannes Brahms; Trio Fontenay 1
1992 Violin Concerto / Piano Trio no. 2 Brahms; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Joseph Szigeti, Pablo Casals, Dame Myra Hess 1
1992 Violin Concertos Brahms, Khachaturian; London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti, Henryk Szeryng 1
1993 Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 Brahms; Richter 2
1993 Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 Brahms; Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado, Cheryl Studer, Andreas Schmidt, Schwedischer Rundfunkchor, Eric-Ericson-Kammerchor 1
1993 Violinkonzert / Doppelkonzert Johannes Brahms; Anne‐Sophie Mutter, Antônio Meneses, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1993 Klarinettenquintette Mozart, Brahms 1
1993 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto / Brahms: Hungarian Dances Tchaikovsky, Brahms; Sarah Chang, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 1
1993 Clarinet Trio, op. 114 / Clarinet Quintet, op. 115 Brahms; Danubius String Quartet, József Balogh, Jenő Jandó, Csaba Onczay 2
1993 Piano Concerto no. 1, op. 15 Johannes Brahms; Hallé Orchestra, James Loughran, John Lill 1
1993 Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34 / Piano Quartet in A major, op. 26 Johannes Brahms; Rudolf Serkin, Busch Quartet 2
1993 Liebslieder Waltzes / Evening Songs Brahms; Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw 1
1993 Horn Trios Brahms, F. Duvernoy, Herzogenberg; Jenö Keveházi, Jenő Jandó, Ildikó Hegyi, József Kiss 2
1993 Piano Concertos nos. 1, 2 / Seven Fantasias, op. 116 Brahms; Emil Gilels, Berliner Philharmoniker, Eugen Jochum 3
1993 String Sextets Brahms; Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble 1
1993 Ein deutsches Requiem Brahms; Sir Colin Davis, Symphonieorchester und Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Angela Maria Blasi, Bryn Terfel 1
1993 Serenade no. 1 / Variations on a Theme by Haydn Brahms; Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 1
1993 Piano Concerto no. 2 / Introduction and Allegro appassionato, op. 92 Brahms, Schumann; BRT Philharmonic (Brussels), Alexander Rahbari, Jenő Jandó 1
1993 Cello Sonatas: No. 1, op. 38 / No. 2, op. 99 / Op. 78 Johannes Brahms; Maria Kliegel, Kristin Merscher 1
1993 Complete Trios Brahms; Beaux Arts Trio, Grumiaux, Orval, Sebök, Pieterson 2
1993 Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 Johannes Brahms; Igor Oistrakh, Natalia Zertsalova 1
1993 Horn Trios by Brahms & Ligeti Brahms, Ligeti; William Purvis, Daniel Phillips, Richard Goode, Rolf Schulte, Alan Feinberg 1
1993 Brahms: 9 Hungarian Dances / Dvorak: Symphonic Variations / Czech Suite Brahms, Dvořák; NDR Sinfonieorchester, John Eliot Gardiner 1
1993 Brahms: Double Concerto / Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Brahms, Mendelssohn; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Itzhak Perlman, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1993 Piano Trios Brahms; Vienna Piano Trio 1
1993 Au cœur du classique: Brahms - Concerto nº 2 pour piano et orchestre en si bémol majeur, op. 83 Brahms; György Sándor, Orchestre symphonique de Baden-Baden, Rolf Reinhardt 1
1993 Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas 1 & 2 / Schumann: Fantasy Pieces Brahms, Schumann; Franklin Cohen, Vladimir Ashkenazy 1
1993 Brahms: Sonatas For Piano and Violin, Op. 78 - 100 - 108 Johannes Brahms, Isaac Stern & Yefim Bronfman 1
1993 Brahms: Sonaten für Bratsche und Klavier / Schumann: Märchenbilder, op. 113 Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann; Lars Anders Tomter, Leif Ove Andsnes 1
1993 Cellosonaten, Sechs Lieder Johannes Brahms; David Geringas, Tatjana Schatz 1
1993 Choral Works and Overtures including: German Requiem / Song of Destiny / Alto Rhapsody Brahms; Aafje Heynis, Wilma Lipp, Franz Crass, Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Singverein, Wolfgang Sawallisch 1
1993 Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 Johannes Brahms; Daniel Barenboim, Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1
1993 Hungarian Dances / Waltzes Johannes Brahms; Duo Tal & Groethuysen 1
1993 Klarinettentrio, Klarinettenquintett Johannes Brahms 1
1993 Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 / Tragische Ouvertüre Johannes Brahms; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta, Arthur Rubinstein 1
1993 Mozart Klarinettenquintett A-dur KV 581 / Brahms Klarinettenquintett h-moll Mozart, Brahms; Enesco Quartett, Ulrich Zimmerman 1
1993 Piano Concerto no. 2, op. 83 Johannes Brahms; John Lill, Hallé Orchestra, James Loughran 1
1993 Sextet no. 1 / Piano Trio no. 1 Johannes Brahms; Isaac Stern, Alexander Schneider, Milton Katims, Milton Thomas, Pablo Casals, Madeline Foley, Dame Myra Hess 1
1993 String Quartets Brahms; Alban Berg Quartett 1
1993 The Viola Sonatas / "F.A.E." Sonata Johannes Brahms; Pinchas Zukerman; Daniel Barenboim 1
1993 Violin Concertos Brahms, Tchaikovsky; Jascha Heifetz, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner 4
1993 Violin Concertos Tchaikovsky, Brahms; Nathan Milstein 1
1993 Violinkonzert D-Dur Brahms; Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Rudolf Kempe 2
1994 Music for Clarinet Johannes Brahms 1
1994 Complete Symphonies Johannes Brahms 1
1994 Double Concerto / Violin Concerto Brahms; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Kniazev 1
1994 BBC Music, Volume 2, Number 8: Liebeslieder / Psalms Brahms, Spohr, Meyerbeer; BBC Singers, Jane Glover, Simon Joly 1
1994 Piano Trios: No. 3, op. 101 / Trio in A major Brahms; Vienna Piano Trio 2
1994 Complete Organ Works Johannes Brahms; Robert Parkins 1
1994 Theme and Variations / Sarabandes / Gavottes / Gigues / Canons / Rakoczy March Brahms; İdil Biret 1
1994 Brahms: Symphonie Nr. 1 / Beethoven: Ouvertüren »Egmont«, »Coriolan« Brahms, Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1
1994 Symphony No. 3 / Haydn Variations Brahms; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1
1994 Violin Concertos Mendelssohn, Brahms; Anne‐Sophie Mutter, Berliner Philharmoniker, Karajan 2
1994 21 Danses Hongroises Johannes Brahms; Kurt Redel & Orchestre Symphonique de Budapest 1
1994 String Quartets op. 51 nos. 1 & 2 Brahms; Janáček Quartet 1
1994 Haydn Variations / Waltzes / Sonata in F minor Brahms; Martha Argerich, Alexandre Rabinovitch 1
1994 Piano Concertos 1 & 2 Brahms; Julius Katchen 1
1994 BBC Music, Volume 3, Number 2: Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas / Vaughan Williams: Six Studies / Milhaud: Duo Concertant Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Milhaud; Jonathan Cohler 1
1994 Piano Trios Opp. 8, 87, & 101 Brahms; Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell 1
1994 Brahms: 4 Ballades Op. 10 / 2 Rhapsodies Op. 79 / 7 Fantasies Op. 116 Johannes Brahms; Valery Afanassiev 1
1994 Brahms: Sonatas for Piano & Cello / Schumann: Adagio & Allegro Brahms, Schumann; János Starker, Rudolf Buchbinder 1
1994 Brahms: The String Quartets / Dvorak: String Quartet Op. 106 Brahms, Dvořák; Alban Berg Quartett 1
1994 Cello Sonatas / Song Transcriptions Brahms; Truls Mørk, Juhani Lagerspetz 1
1994 Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra Johannes Brahms 1
1994 Ein deutsches Requiem Johannes Brahms; Edith Mathis, Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim 1
1994 Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms: Sonáty pro housle a klavír Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms; Gabriela Demeterová 1
1994 Mozart: Clarinet Quartet / Brahms: Clarinet Quintet Mozart, Brahms; Berliner Solisten 1
1994 Piano Quartets Schumann, Brahms; The Ames Piano Quartet 1
1994 Piano Trios Mendelssohn, Brahms; Chung Trio 1
1994 Symphony no. 1 Johannes Brahms; Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Kurt Sanderling 1
1994 Symphony no. 3 / Haydn-Variationen Brahms; Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini 1
1994 Van Cliburn in Moscow Tchaikovsky, Brahms; Van Cliburn, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin 1
1994 Viola Sonatas / Songs, op. 91 Brahms; Pinchas Zukerman, Marilyn Horne, Marc Neikrug, Martin Katz 1
1995 Mozart: Symphony no. 41 "Jupiter" / Brahms: Symphony no. 1 Mozart, Brahms; Arturo Toscanini 1
1995 The Late Piano Music / Handel and Paganini Variations Johannes Brahms; Stephen Kovacevich, Dinorah Varsi, Adam Harasiewicz 1
1995 Bach, Brahms, Tschaikowsky: Violinkonzerte / Beethoven: Violinromanzen Bach, Brahms, Tschaikowsky, Beethoven; David Oistrach 1
1995 Klavierquartett, op. 25 / Balladen, op. 10 Johannes Brahms; Emil Gilels, Amadeus Quartet 1
1995 Brahms: Symphonie No. 1 / Schumann: Symphonie No. 1 Brahms, Schumann; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1

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