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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 An uncompromising perfectionist, Brahms destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Le Sinfonie Johannes Brahms; Sergiu Celibidache 1
1989 Piano Concerto no. 1 / Variations on a Theme of Schumann Brahms; András Schiff, Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Georg Solti 1
1989 Piano Dreams Liszt, Chopin, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms; Dieter Goldmann 3
1989 Piano Trio no. 3 / Cello Sonata no. 2 Brahms; Julius Katchen, Josef Suk, János Starker 1
1989 Symphonie No. 3 / Tragische Ouvertüre Brahms; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1989 Symphonien Nr. 2 & 3 Brahms; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
1989 Symphony no. 1 / Tragic Overture / Academic Festival Overture Johannes Brahms; Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer 1
1989 Symphony no. 1 / Variations on a Theme by Haydn Brahms; BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels, Alexander Rahbari 1
1989 Symphony no. 2 Brahms; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf 1
1989 The Two Cello Sonatas Brahms; Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim 3
1990 Brahms: Symphony No. 3, Op. 90; Tragic Overture, Op. 81 Johannes Brahms; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sir Colin Davis 1
1990 Brahms: Violin Concerto / Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 Brahms, Bruch; Takako Nishizaki, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Gunzenhauser 2
1990 Symphony no. 2 / Serenade no. 2 Brahms; BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari 1
1990 Symphonie no. 3 / Tragische Ouvertüre / Schicksalslied Brahms; Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado 1
1990 Romantic Song Cycles Schumann, Brahms, Wagner; Tamara Takács, Jenő Jandó 1
1990 Piano Concertos nos. 1, 2 / Seven Fantasias, op. 116 Brahms; Emil Gilels, Berliner Philharmoniker, Eugen Jochum 3
1990 Piano Quartet, op. 25 Johannes Brahms; Murray Perahia, Amadeus Quartet 1
1990 Serenade no. 1 in D Brahms; Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 1
1990 Sonata for 2 pianos & percussion / Haydn variations for 2 pianos Bartók, Brahms; Sir Georg Solti, Murray Perahia 1
1990 Piano Quintets Schumann, Brahms; Kodály Quartet, Jenő Jandó 2
1990 The Complete Organ Music Johannes Brahms; Jacques van Oortmerssen 1
1990 Symphony no. 3 / Serenade no. 1 Brahms; BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels, Alexander Rahbari 1
1990 2 Rhapsodien op. 79 / Fantasien op. 116 / Variationen über ein Thema von Paganini op. 35 Johannes Brahms; Gerhard Oppitz 1
1990 3 Intermezzi op. 117 / Sonate op. 2 / Klavierstücke op. 76 Johannes Brahms; Gerhard Oppitz 1
1990 21 danses hongroises d’après des mélodies tziganes originales Johannes Brahms; Orchestre Symphonique de Dresde, Edvard Kronau 1
1990 Balladen op. 10 / acht Klavierstücke, op. 76 Johannes Brahms; Justus Frantz, Cyprien Katsaris 1
1990 Balladen op. 10 / Variationen über ein eigenes Thema op. 21 Nr. 1 / Variationen über ein ungarisches Lied op. 21 Nr. 2 / Klavierstücke op. 118 Johannes Brahms; Gerhard Oppitz 1
1990 Beethoven: Triple Concerto / Brahms: Double Concerto Beethoven, Brahms; Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Anda Géza, Pierre Fournier, János Starker, Radio‐Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay 5 5
1990 Brahms / Ravel / Liszt / Chopin Brahms, Ravel, Liszt, Chopin; Claudio Arrau 1
1990 Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 / Beethoven: “Moonlight” Sonata Brahms, Beethoven; Horowitz, Nathan Milstein 1
1990 Clarinet Trio Op. 114 / Horn Trio Op. 40 Johannes Brahms; András Schiff, Members of the New Vienna Octet 1
1990 Ein Deutsches Requiem, op. 45 Johannes Brahms; Ileana Cotrubaş, Hermann Prey, New Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, Lorin Maazel 2
1990 Grosse Komponisten Und Ihre Musik 8: Brahms - Konzert Für Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 2 B-Dur Op. 83 Brahms / Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks Baden-Baden / György Sándor 1
1990 Grosse Komponisten und ihre Musik 14: Brahms - Violinkonzert D-Dur Op. 77 Brahms; Symphonieorchester Innsbruck, Robert Wagner, Susanne Lautenbacher 1
1990 Les deux sonates pour alto et piano Johannes Brahms, Антон Григорьевич Рубинштейн; Jan Talich Sr., Stanislav Bogunia 2
1990 Lieder Brahms; Freiburger Vokalensemble, Wolfgang Schäfer, Reinhard Buhrow 1
1990 Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25 / Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, op. 24 Johannes Brahms; London Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
1990 Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 5 / Three Intermezzi, Op. 117 Brahms; Emanuel Ax 1
1990 Piano Works, Volume 2 Johannes Brahms; Eva Knardahl 1
1990 Sonatas for Horn & Piano Johannes Brahms; Scott Brubaker, Ron Levy 1
1990 Sonatas for Piano and Violin, Op. 78, 100, 108 Brahms; Yefim Bronfman, Isaac Stern 2
1990 Sonate op. 1 / Klavierstücke op. 119 / Variationen über ein Thema von Händel op. 24 Johannes Brahms; Gerhard Oppitz 1
1990 String Quintets Brahms; Berlin Philharmonic Octet [Members] 1
1990 String Sextets 1 & 2 Brahms; Yehudi Menuhin, Robert Masters, Cecil Aronowitz, Ernst Wallfisch, Maurice Gendron, Derek Simpson 6
1990 Symphonie no. 4 / Tragische Ouverture Johannes Brahms; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch 1
1990 Symphonies nos. 2 & 3 Johannes Brahms; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 1
1990 Symphony No. 1/Academic Festival Overture/Hungarian Dances Johannes Brahms; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 2
1990 Symphony No. 2 / Haydn Variations / Tragic Overture Brahms; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1990 Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 73 / Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op. 56a Brahms; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch 1
1990 Symphony No. 3 / Double Concerto Brahms; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Mischa Mischakoff, Frank Miller 1
1990 Symphony no. 4 / Liebeslieder-Walzer, op. 52 / Gesang der Parzen Brahms; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 2
1990 Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98 Johannes Brahms; New Philharmonic Orchestra London 1
1990 The 3 Violin Sonatas Brahms; Itzhak Perlman, Daniel Barenboim 1
1990 The Great Composers 08: Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat Major Op. 83 Johannes Brahms 1
1990 The Great Composers 14: Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 Johannes Brahms; Symphonieorchester Innsbruck, Robert Wagner, Susanne Lautenbacher 1
1990 The Great Composers, Volume 2: Brahms: Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68 Brahms; Symphony Orchestra of the South West German Radio Baden-Baden, Jascha Horenstein 2
1990 The Piano Quartets Johannes Brahms; Emanuel Ax, Isaac Stern, Jaime Laredo, Yo‐Yo Ma 1
1990 Twenty-One Hungarian Dances Johannes Brahms; London Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 3
1990 Variationen über ein Thema von Schumann op. 9 / Walzer op. 39 / Sonate op. 5 Johannes Brahms; Gerhard Oppitz 1
1990 Violinkonzert / »Regenlied-Sonate« Brahms; Christian Ferras, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
1990 Violinkonzert / Akademische Festouvertüre Johannes Brahms; Thomas Zehetmair, Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi 1
1991 Ein deutsches Requiem (1983 recording) Johannes Brahms; Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Singverein, Barbara Hendricks, José van Dam 1
1991 Lieder: Wiegenlied / O kühler Wald / Die Mainacht / Von ewiger Liebe / Zigeunerlieder / Mädchenlied / Vergebliches Ständchen Johannes Brahms; Anne Sofie von Otter, Bengt Forsberg 1
1991 Symphony No. 4 / Academic Festival Overture / Tragic Overture Brahms; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell 1
1991 Ein deutsches Requiem Brahms; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner 2
1991 Symphony No. 4 / Tragic Overture Brahms; Nederlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Hartmut Haenchen 1
1991 Intermezzi, Op. 117 / Piano Pieces, Opp. 118-119 / Scherzo Op. 4 Johannes Brahms; İdil Biret 1
1991 String Sextets nos. 1 and 2 Johannes Brahms; Stuttgart Soloists 2
1991 String Sextet No. 2 / Horn Trio Brahms; Myron Bloom, Michael Tree, Rudolf Serkin 5 1
1991 Alt-Rhapsodie / Nänie / Schicksalslied / Triumphlied Johannes Brahms; Brigitte Fassbaender, Wolfgang Brendel, Prager Philharmonischer Chor, Tschechische Philharmonie & Giuseppe Sinopoli 1
1991 Symphony No. 1 / Variations on a Theme by Haydn / 5 Hungarian Dances Brahms; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1991 The Three Violin Sonatas Brahms; Krysia Osostowicz, Susan Tomes 2
1991 Piano Sonata No. 3 / Rhapsodies / Capriccio / Intermezzo Brahms; Murray Perahia 1
1991 Fantasie "Wanderer", Lieder / Fantasien / Hungarian Rhapsody Schubert, Brahms, Liszt; Evgeny Kissin 5
1991 Serenades op.11 & op.16 Johannes Brahms; Bernard Haitink, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest 1
1991 21 Ungarische Tänze/Haydn-Variationen Johannes Brahms, Claudio Abbado, Wiener Philharmoniker & Staatskapelle Dresden 1
1991 A German Requiem Johannes Brahms; Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach‐Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling, Donna Brown, Gilles Cachemaille 2
1991 Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 / Ballades Johannes Brahms; Эмиль Григорьевич Гилельс, Berliner Philharmoniker; Eugen Jochum 1
1991 German Program Bach-Busoni, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms; Dmitry Paperno 1
1991 Intermezzo: Works for Piano Johannes Brahms; Robert Silverman 1
1991 Liebeslieder-Walzer Johannes Brahms; Kölner Kammerchor, Peter Neumann, Andreas Rothkopf, Barbara Nußbaum 1
1991 Motets Brahms; Corydon Singers, Matthew Best 1
1991 Piano Concerto no. 1 / Tragic Overture Johannes Brahms; Horacio Gutiérrez, André Previn, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
1991 Piano Concerto No. 2 / Haydn Variations Brahms; Emil Gilels 1
1991 Schumann / Brahms / Bach Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach; Heinrich Neuhaus 1
1991 Symphonien nos. 3 & 4 Brahms; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 3
1991 Symphony № 1 in C minor, op. 68 Brahms; Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado 1
1991 Symphony no. 1 / Academic Festival Overture / Tragic Overture Johannes Brahms; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 1
1991 Symphony No. 1 / Hungarian Dances 1, 3 & 10 Johannes Brahms; サイトウ・キネン・オーケストラ,小澤征爾 1
1991 Symphony no. 1 / Violin Sonata no. 3 Brahms; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch, Dylana Jenson, Samuel Sanders 1
1991 Symphony no. 2 / Haydn Variations Johannes Brahms; Philharmonia Cassovia, Otakar Trhlík, Johannes Wildner 1 2
1991 The Violin Sonatas Brahms; Alexander Shirinsky, Natalia Rozova 1
1991 Violin Concerto Brahms; Nigel Kennedy, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt 1
1992 Symphonies Nos. 2, 3 Brahms; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell 1
1992 Brahms: Serenade Nr. 2 / Variationen über ein Thema von Joseph Haydn / Ungarische Tänze Brahms; London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
1992 Beethoven : Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor / Brahms : Rhapsodies & Intermezzos Beethoven, Brahms; Van Cliburn 1
1992 String Quartet in B-flat / Piano Quintet in F minor Johannes Brahms; New Budapest Quartet, Piers Lane 1
1992 String Quartet in C minor / String Quartet in A minor Johannes Brahms; New Budapest Quartet 1
1992 4 Symphonies Brahms; Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado 1
1992 Das Klavierwerk I Johannes Brahms; Burkard Schliessmann 5 1

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