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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 Brahms, an uncompromising perfectionist, destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Ein deutsches Requiem Johannes Brahms ; Gemischter Chor und Freier Chor der Singschule Chur , Konzertchor der Singschule St. Gallen , Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden 1
2011 Choral Works Brahms; Chamber Choir of Europe, Nicol Matt 1
2011 Brahms / Kahane / Prokofiev Brahms, Kahane, Prokofiev; Natasha Paremski 1
2011 The Songs of Johannes Brahms, Volume 3 Johannes Brahms; Simon Bode, Graham Johnson 1
2011 BBC Music, Volume 20, Number 2 Kabalevsky, Mendelssohn, Brahms; Steven Isserlis 1
2011 Clarinet Quintets Brahms, Mozart; Bingham Quartet, David Campbell 1
2011 Ein deutsches Requiem Johannes Brahms; Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir, Paavo Järvi, Natalie Dessay, Ludovic Tézier 1
2011 Kammermusik von Hugo Wolf bis Kelly-Marie Murphy Kelly-Marie Murphy, Anton von Webern, Hugo Wolf & Johannes Brahms 1
2011 Other Love Songs Brahms,Stephen Hough; The Prince Consort, Philip Fowke, Stephen Hough 2
2011 Piano Quintet in F minor op. 34 / Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor op. 115 Johannes Brahms; Medici String Quartet, John Lill, Jack Brymer 1
2011 Symphonies (complete) Brahms; Jaap van Zweden 1
2012 Alexis Weissenberg: The Champagne Pianist Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Prokofiev, Schumann; Alexis Weissenberg 1
2012 Ein Deutsches Requiem Brahms; Gardiner 1
2012 Works for Solo Piano, Volume One Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas 2
2012 Symphony no. 1 in C Minor, op. 68 Johannes Brahms; Musopen Symphony Orchestra 1
2012 Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 73 Johannes Brahms; Musopen Symphony Orchestra 1
2012 Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90 Johannes Brahms; Musopen Symphony Orchestra 1
2012 Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98 Johannes Brahms; Musopen Symphony Orchestra 1
2012 Piano Sonata no. 3 / Handel Variations Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright 2
2012 Symphony no. 1 / Liebeslieder-Walzer / Hungarian Dances Johannes Brahms; Svenska Kammarorkestern, Thomas Dausgaard 1
2012 Violin Concerto Brahms; Henryk Szeryng, London Symphony, Antal Doráti 1
2013 Johannes Brahms & Clara Schumann Johannes Brahms, Clara Schumann; Lisa Batiashvili, Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann 1
2013 Works for Solo Piano, Volume Two Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas 1
2013 Brahms: Violin Sonata no. 1 / R. Schumann: Violin Sonata no. 1 / C. Schumann: Three Romances Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann; Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster 1
2013 Bach / Brahms / Prokofiev Bach, Brahms, Prokofiev; Eldar Djangirov 1
2013 BBC Music, Volume 21, Number 9: Brahms: A German Requiem / Wagner: Parsifal - Act I Prelude Johannes Brahms, Richard Wagner 1
2013 Schumann - Schubert - Brahms Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms; Lise Berthaud, Adam Laloum 1
2014 String Quartet, op. 51 no. 2 / Clarinet Quintet, op. 115 Brahms; Michael Collins, Brodsky Quartet 1
2014 String Sextet no. 1 in B flat major, op. 18 / String Sextet no. 2 in G major, op. 36 Brahms; Talich Quartet 1
2014 String Quintets Johannes Brahms; Takács Quartet, Lawrence Power 1
2014 Mozart & Brahms Clarinet Quintets Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms; Anthony McGill, Pacifica Quartet 1
2014 Clarinet Quintet / Clarinet Trio / 6 Songs Brahms; Martin Fröst, Janine Jansen, Boris Brovstyn, Maxim Rysanov, Torleif Thedéen, Roland Pöntinen 1
2014 Clarinet Sonatas Brahms, Rózsa; Jean Johnson, Steven Osborne 1
2014 Works for Solo Piano, Volume Three Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas 1
2014 Piano Sonata no. 2, op. 2 / Variations, op. 21 no. 1 / Three Intermezzi, op. 117 / Scherzo, op. 4 Johannes Brahms; Jonathan Plowright 1
2014 Coleção Folha Mestres da música clássica, volume 11: Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms 1
2014 Timeless: Violin Concertos Brahms, Bruch; The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta, David Garrett 1
2014 BBC Music, Volume 22, Number 13: Symphony no. 3 / St. Anthony Variations Brahms; Gianandrea Noseda, Grant Llewellyn, Martyn Brabbins, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales 1
2014 Duets for Violin and Piano Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms; David Oistrakh, Frida Bauer 1
2014 Les Musiciens et la Grande Guerre, Volume 3 : Hommage à Maurice Maréchal Fauré, Brahms, Debussy, Honegger; Alain Meunier, Anne Le Bozec 1
2014 Liszt, Brahms, Lutosławski: Paganini Variations / Rachmaninov: Paganini Rhapsody Liszt, Brahms, Lutosławski, Rachmaninov; Tzimon Barto, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach 1
2014 Sonata No. 1 & 2 for clarinet and piano / Trio in a minor for clarinet, cello and piano Johannes Brahms; Adam Laloum, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Raphaël Sévère 1
2015 Works for Solo Piano, Volume Four Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas 1
2015 The Piano Trios Brahms; Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt 2
2015 Works for Solo Piano, Volume Five Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas 1
2015 Motets Brahms, Bruckner; Tenebrae, Nigel Short 1
2015 Symphony no. 4 Brahms; Iván Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra 1
2015 BBC Music, Volume 24, Number 1: Britten & Brahms: Violin Concertos Benjamin Britten, Johannes Brahms & Ida Haendel 1
2015 Piano Recital Brahms, Debussy, Román, Granados, Ruiz; Akihiro Sakiya 1
2015 Brahms & Rachmaninoff: Symphony # 2 Brahms, Rachmaninoff; Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra 1
2015 Brahms: Violin Concerto / Bartok: Violin Concerto no. 1 Brahms, Bartók; Janine Jansen, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano 2
2015 Fiðlukonsertar Johannes Brahms, Alban Berg, Antonín Dvořák, Jean Sibelius; Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir, Sinfóníuhljómsveit Íslands 1
2015 Serenades Brahms; Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly 1
2015 Symphony No. 2 / Variations on a Theme by Haydn Johannes Brahms; Wiener Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux 1
2016 Piano Quartet, op. 60 / Piano Trio, op. 8 Johannes Brahms; Trio Wanderer, Christophe Gaugué 1
2016 Brahms / Bach-Brahms Brahms; Anna Vinnitskaya 1
2016 Ein deutsches Requiem Johannes Brahms; Vlaams Radiokoor; Brussels Philharmonic; Hervé Niquet 1
2016 Piano Concerto no. 1 / Ballades, op. 10 Johannes Brahms; Paul Lewis, Daniel Harding, Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester 1
2016 Works for Solo Piano, Volume Six Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas 1
2016 The Violin Sonatas Johannes Brahms; Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt 1
2016 BBC Music, Volume 24, Number 11: Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 18 No. 3, Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34 Ludwig van Beethoven,Johannes Brahms,Anton Webern;Apollon Musagete Quartett,Signum Quartet,Christian Ihle Hadland 1
"Double" Concerto / Tragic Overture Brahms; Francescatti, Fournier, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
2 Sonates op. 120 pour alto & piano / 2 Gesänge op. 91 pour voix d'alto, alto & piano Brahms; Gérard Caussé, Nathalie Stutzmann, François-René Duchâble 1
3 Sonaten; Scherzo; 4 Balladen Johannes Brahms; Krystian Zimerman 1
4 Symphonies Johannes Brahms; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
10 Intermezzi for Piano / 4 Ballades Johannes Brahms; Glenn Gould 1
Artur Schnabel Plays Bach & Brahms Bach, Brahms; Artur Schnabel, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Sir Adrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra 1
Artur Schnabel Plays Bach & Brahms, Volume II Bach, Brahms; Artur Schnabel, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, George Szell, London Philharmonic Orchestra 1
Bartók Recordings from Private Collections Bartók, Brahms, Liszt 2
Beethoven Violin Concerto / Brahms Horn Trio Ludwig van Beethoven; Johannes Brahms; Joseph Szigeti, John Barrows, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti 1
Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 / Brahms: Symphony no. 1 Beethoven, Brahms; Gunther Schuller 1
Brahms & Friends, Works and transcriptions for 2 pianos and for piano duet Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann; Duo Egri & Pertis 1
Brahms Violinkonzert D-dur Johannes Brahms 1
Brahms: Ballades, Op. 10 / Weber: Sonata in A-flat, Op. 39 Brahms, Weber; Alfred Brendel 1
Brahms: Cello Sonata in E, op. 38 / Grieg: Cello Sonata in A, op. 36 Brahms, Mendelssohn; János Starker, György Sebök 1
Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas & Weber: Grand Duo Concertant Johannes Brahms; François-René Duchâble, Paul Meyer 1
Brahms: Handel-Variations / Mozart: Sonatas KV 311 & 576 Brahms, Mozart; Ólafur Elíasson 1
Brahms: Klaviertrio H-Dur op. 8 / Schumann: Klaviertrio F-Dur op. 80 Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann; Trio Opus 8 1
Brahms: Symphony no. 1 / Dvořák: In Nature’s Realm / Carnival / Othello Johannes Brahms, Antonín Dvořák; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Gerd Albrecht 1
Brahms: Violin Concerto / Schumann: Fantasy for Violin, op. 131 Brahms, Schumann; The Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi, Philharmonia Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach, Thomas Zehetmair 1
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 / Saint-Säens: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61 Brahms, Saint‐Saëns; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, Elmar Oliveira 1
CBS Great Performances, Volume 66: Piano Concerto no. 1 Brahms; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, Rudolf Serkin 1
Cello Sonatas Brahms; Ofra Harnoy, William Aide 1
Chamber Music (complete) Johannes Brahms 1
Classic Masters: Obras maestras do romantismo Carl Maria von Weber, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms; Jürgen Demmler, Peter Grabiger 1
Classic Masters: Sonatas para violino e piano Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Béla Bartók; Emmy Verhey, Youri Egorov 1
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 Johannes Brahms 1
Concerto no. 1 for Piano & Orchestra in D minor, op. 15 Johannes Brahms; Barry Douglas, USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra 1
Concerto no. 2 pour piano et orchestre Brahms, Sviatoslav Richter, Orchestre symphonique de Chicago, Erich Leinsdorf 1
Concerto op15 n°1 & Rhapsodies op79 Brahms; Ivan Drenikov 1
Die Violinsonaten Johannes Brahms; Anne-Sophie Mutter, Alexis Weissenberg 1
Double Concerto Op. 102 and Tragic Overture Op. 81 Johannes Brahms 1
Ein deutsches Requiem Johannes Brahms; Edith Mathis, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim 1
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Cantores Minores, Lohjan kaupunginorkesteri feat. conductor: Christian Hauschild) Johannes Brahms 1
Ein deutsches Requiem: Chorstimme – Tenor Johannes Brahms 1
forte ma dolce Johannes Brahms 1
Franck: Violin Sonata / Brahms: Horn Trio Franck, Brahms; Ashkenazy, Perlman, Tuckwell 2
Hungarian Dances Brahms; Györ Philharmonic Orchestra, János Sándor 1
Hungarian Dances (1985 recordings) Brahms; Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer 1
Hungarian Dances (Piano Four Hands) Johannes Brahms; Alfons & Aloys Kontarsky 1

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