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 are 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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 An uncompromising perfectionist, Brahms destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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.

Continue reading at Wikipedia...Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Sextuor n°1, Trio n°3 pour piano Johannes Brahms; Jean‐Claude Pennetier, Bruno Pasquier, Raphaël Oleg, Jean Dupouy, Raphaël Pidoux, Étienne Péclard, Régis Pasquier 1
2004 Lieder Brahms; Marie‐Nicole Lemieux, Michael McMahon, Nicolò Eugelmi 1
2004 String Sextets 1 & 2 Brahms; The Lindsays 1
2004 Serenade no. 2 / Symphony no. 3 Brahms; London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 3
2004 Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 / Brahms: Tragic Overture / Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Overture Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
2004 Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem Johannes Brahms; Herbert Kegel, NHK Symphony Orchestra 1
2004 Brahms: Alt‐Rhapsody / Wagner: Wesendonck‐Lieder / Mahler: Der Abschied Brahms, Wagner, Mahler; Stephanie Blythe, Ensemble A Sei Voci, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, John Nelson 1
2004 Cello Sonatas Johannes Brahms; Tilmann Wick, Pascal Devoyon 1
2004 Die schöne Magelone Johannes Brahms; Inge Borkh, Konrad Jarnot, Carl-Heinz März 1
2004 Piano Concerto no. 2 Brahms; Cyprien Katsaris, Philharmonia Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal 1
2004 Piano Masterpieces, Klassische Meisterwerke großer Komponisten Chopin, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Dvořák, Scarlatti 1
2004 Piano Quintet op. 34 Johannes Brahms; Leipziger Streichquartett, Andreas Staier 1
2004 Piano Trios, Volume One Brahms; Gould Piano Trio 1
2004 String Quartet No. 1 / String Quintet No. 2 Brahms; Belcea Quartet, Thomas Kakuska 2
2004 The Legacy of Maria Yudina, Volume 4 Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms; Мария Юдина 1
2004 The Legacy of Maria Yudina, Volume 5 Johannes Brahms; Мария Юдина 1
2004 The Violin Sonatas Brahms; Petér Csaba, Jean‐François Heisser 1
2005 Violin Concerto Brahms; Henryk Szeryng, Pierre Monteux, London Symphony Orchestra 1
2005 Symphony No. 1 / Tragic Overture / Academic Festival Overture Brahms; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marin Alsop 2
2005 BBC Music, Volume 13, Number 5: Brahms: String Quartet in A minor; Op 51 No. 2 / Schumann: String Quartet in A minor; Op. 41 No. 1 Brahms, Schumann; The Lindsays 1
2005 Four Hand Piano Music, Volume 13: String Sextets Nos. 1 and 2 Brahms; Silke-Thora Matthies, Christian Köhn 1
2005 Music for Two Pianos Brahms; Yefim Bronfman, Emanuel Ax 1
2005 Mozart: Symphony no. 36, “Linz” / Brahms: Symphony no. 1 Mozart, Brahms; Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini 1
2005 Four Hand Piano Music, Volume 14: Piano Quartet No. 2, Five Waltzes Brahms; Silke-Thora Matthies, Christian Köhn 1
2005 Sonates pour clarinette et piano Brahms, Jenner; André Moisan, Jean Saulnier 1
2005 Symphonies nos. 1-4 / Double Concerto / Serenade no. 2 Brahms; London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 1
2005 Brahms - The Final Sessions Johannes Brahms; Hans Vonk, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra 1
2005 Symphony no. 2 / Hungarian Dances Brahms; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marin Alsop 1
2005 Piano Concerto no. 1 Brahms; Krystian Zimerman, Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle 3
2005 Cello Sonatas Brahms; Steven Isserlis, Stephen Hough 2
2005 Clarinet Sonatas & Trio Johannes Brahms; Martin Fröst, Roland Pöntinen, Torleif Thedéen 1
2005 Bach: Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56 / Ich habe genug, BWV 82 / Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121 Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms; Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau 1
2005 Chaconne Bach, Brahms, Busoni, Lutz; Edna Stern, Amandine Beyer 1
2005 Clarinet Sonatas Nos. 1-2 / Fantasiestücke and Märchenerzählungen Brahms, Schumann; Melos Ensemble, Daniel Barenboim, Gervase de Peyer 1
2005 Festival Internacional de Inverno de Campos do Jordão Barber, Mahler, Brahms, Dvořák, Mussorgsky, Ravel, Almeida Prado, Carlos Gomes; Kurt Masur, Roberto Minczuk, Orquestra Acadêmica 1
2005 Golden Age of Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, No. 3: 21 Hungarian Dances Johannes Brahms; Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, János Rolla 1
2005 Great Performances From the Library of Congress, Volume 21 Hindemith, Brahms, Shostakovich; The Budapest String Quartet, Artur Balsam, John Barrows, Boris Kroyt 1
2005 Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47 / Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77 J. Sibelius, J. Brahms; Gidon Kremer, Riccardo Muti, Herbert von Karajan 1
2005 String Quartets, op. 51 & 67 / Piano Quintet, op. 34 Brahms; Takács Quartet, András Schiff 1
2005 Symphony no. 1 / Variations on a Theme by Haydn Johannes Brahms; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur 1
2005 Symphony no. 4 Brahms; London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 1
2005 Violin Sonatas 1-3 Brahms; Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich 1
2006 Piano Quintet Op 34 / String Quartet No 3 Op 67 Johannes Brahms; Pražák Quartet, Ivan Klánský 1
2006 Coleção Folha de música clássica, volume 21: Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
2006 John Lill plays Brahms & Schumann Brahms, Schumann; John Lill 1
2006 The Piano Concertos Brahms; Nelson Freire, Riccardo Chailly , Gewandhausorchester 3
2006 BBC Music, Volume 14, Number 7: Brahms, Eisler & Schumann Brahms, Eisler, Schumann; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov 1
2006 Four Hand Piano Music, Volume 15: Symphonies No. 3 and 4 (Version for two pianos) Brahms; Silke-Thora Matthies, Christian Köhn 1
2006 Symphony no. 3 Johannes Brahms; Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Andreas Delfs 1
2006 Clarinet Quintets Mozart, Brahms; Eric Hoeprich, London Haydn Quartet 1
2006 Piano Concerto no. 2 Brahms; Karin Lechner, Berliner Symphoniker, Eduardo Marturet 1
2006 Violin Concerto & Double Concerto Brahms; Borika van den Booren, Emmy Verhey, János Starker 1
2006 Piano Quartets (complete) Brahms; Derek Han, Isabelle Faust, Bruno Giuranna, Alain Meunier 2
2006 Ein Deutsches Requiem Brahms, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn, Margaret Price, Samuel Ramey & The Ambrosian Singers 2
2006 Four Hand Piano Music, Volume 16: Schumann: Piano Quartet, op. 47 / Schubert: Ländler Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert / Johannes Brahms; Christian Köhn, Silke-Thora Matthies 1
2006 Piano Concerto no. 2, op. 83 / Four Piano Pieces, op. 119 Johannes Brahms; Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton, Marc-André Hamelin 2
2006 Ein deutsches Requiem Johannes Brahms; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury, Susan Gritton, Hanno Müller‐Brachmann, Evgenia Rubinova, José Gallardo 1
2006 Violin Concerto / Double Concerto Brahms; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kyrill Kondrashin, David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
2006 交響曲第1番 / ハイドン変奏曲 ヨハネス・ブラームス;ウィーン・フィルハーモニー管弦楽団,カルロ・マリア・ジュリーニ 1
2006 The 4 Symphonies Brahms; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Levine 1
2006 The Piano Quartets Brahms; Leopold String Trio, Marc-André Hamelin 1
2006 The Complete Symphonies / Haydn Variations / Overtures Brahms; New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter 1
2006 Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sechs Sonaten für die Orgel, op. 65 / Johannes Brahms: Orgelwerke Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Johannes Brahms; Gerd Zacher 1
2006 Intégrale des Trios avec piano Brahms; Trio Wanderer 1
2006 Otto Klemperer Conducts Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms; Otto Klemperer 1
2006 String Quartet No. 2 / String Quintet No. 2 Johannes Brahms; Pražák Quartet, Vladimír Bukač 1
2006 Symphonies no. 3 & 4 Johannes Brahms; SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Michael Gielen 1
2006 Symphony No. 1 in C minor Brahms; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Rossen Milanov 1
2006 Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder / Isoldes Liebestod / Brahms: Alto Rhapsody / Mahler: 5 Lieder / Beethoven: Abscheulicher! ('Fidelio') Wagner, Brahms, Mahler, Beethoven; Christa Ludwig, Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer 2
2007 Symphony No. 3 / Variations on a Theme by Haydn Brahms; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marin Alsop 1
2007 Two Sonatas for Piano and Cello Johannes Brahms; Nancy Green, Frederick Moyer 1
2007 Lieder Johannes Brahms; Bernarda Fink, Roger Vignoles 1
2007 Klavierstücke op. 116-119 Brahms; Nicholas Angelich 1
2007 Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor / Mozart: Quintet Movement in B‐flat major / Glazunov: Rêverie orientale / Sweeney: An Òg‐Mhadainn (The Young Morning) Brahms, Mozart, Glazunov, Sweeney; Lesley Schatzberger, Fitzwilliam String Quartet 1
2007 Brahms: Serenade no. 1 / Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony Brahms, Dawson; Stokowski 1
2007 Ein deutsches Requiem Brahms; Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle, Dorothea Röschmann, Thomas Quasthoff, Rundfunkchor Berlin 1
2007 Symphonies nos. 2, 3 Brahms; Staatskapelle Dresden, Kurt Sanderling 1
2007 Atterberg: Cello Concerto / Brahms/Atterberg: String Sextet in G major Atterberg, Brahms; The Symphony Orchestra of NorrlandsOperan, Kristjan Järvi, Truls Mørk 1
2007 Viola Sonatas / Trio in A minor Johannes Brahms; Lawrence Power, Simon Crawford‐Phillips, Tim Hugh 1
2007 Piano Quintet / The String Quartets Brahms; Emerson String Quartet, Leon Fleisher 2
2007 Complete Works for Violin and Piano Brahms; Nikolaj Znaider, Yefim Bronfman 1
2007 Violin Concerto / Double Concerto Johannes Brahms; Julia Fischer, Daniel Müller‐Schott, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam, Yakov Kreizberg 1
2007 The String Sextets / Die Streichsextette / Les sextuors à corde Brahms; The Nash Ensemble 2
2007 BBC Music, Volume 15, Number 11: Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor / Dvořák: Piano Quartet in E-flat major Brahms, Dvořák; Ralph Kirshbaum, Wu Han, Colin Carr, Ian Swensen 1
2007 Liebeslieder-Walzer op. 52 & 65 Johannes Brahms; Marlis Petersen, Stella Doufexis, Werner Güra, Konrad Jarnot, Christoph Berner, Camillo Radicke 1
2007 Symphony no. 1 / Variations on a Theme of Haydn Johannes Brahms; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Marek Janowski 1
2007 Symphony No. 4 / Hungarian Dances Nos. 2, 4 - 9 Brahms; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marin Alsop 1
2007 Variations, op. 21 / 24 / 35 Brahms; Olga Kern 1
2007 Piano Quintets Schumann, Brahms; Artemis Quartet, Leif Ove Andsnes 1
2007 Piano Concerto No. 2 Brahms; Horowitz, Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra 1
2007 Violin Concerto Brahms; Staatskapelle Dresden, Myung-Whun Chung, Daishin Kashimoto 1
2007 Danses Hongroises Brahms 1
2007 Violin Sonatas Johannes Brahms; moderntimes_1800, Ilia Korol, Natalia Grigorieva 1
2007 String Quartet, op. 51 no. 2 / Piano Quintet, op. 34 Johannes Brahms; Takács Quartet, Stephen Hough 1
2007 Piano Concertos 1 & 2 Johannes Brahms; Karin Lechner, Berliner Symphoniker, Eduardo Marturet 1
2007 Brahms: Symphonie No. 1 / Beethoven: Ouvertüre Egmont Brahms, Beethoven; Münchner Philharmoniker, Christian Thielemann 1
2007 Double Concerto / Clarinet Quintet Brahms; Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Capuçon Quartet, Paul Meyer, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Myung-Whun Chung 1
2007 Ein deutsches Requiem Brahms, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hans Hotter, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan 1
2007 Myndir á þili Jón Nordal, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Debussy; Bryndís Halla Gylfadóttir, Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdóttir 1
2007 Serenades Op.11 & Op. 16 Johannes Brahms; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur 1

Showing all release groups by this artist. Show only official release groups instead, or show various artists release groups.