Johannes Brahms
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1833-05-07
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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms Biography (Wikipedia)

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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 Brahms, an uncompromising perfectionist, destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.[citation needed]

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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4 Ballades for piano (Op.10)
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4 Ballades for piano (Op.10)
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Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op. 115 (2nd movement)
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Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op. 115 (2nd movement)
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Violin Concerto in D major Op. 77 (3rd movement)
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Violin Concerto in D major Op. 77 (3rd movement)
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5 Songs (Op.49), no.1; Am Sonntag Morgen
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5 Songs (Op.49), no.1; Am Sonntag Morgen
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Ein Deutsches requiem Op.45: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
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Ein Deutsches requiem Op.45: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
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Pieces for Piano, Op.118 No.3 in G minor
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Pieces for Piano, Op.118 No.3 in G minor
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Sonata for piano no. 3 in F minor Op.5
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Sonata for piano no. 3 in F minor Op.5
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Hungarian Dance No 5
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Hungarian Dance No 5
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Violin Sonata No.2 in A major
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Violin Sonata No.2 in A major
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Gestillte Sehnsucht
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Gestillte Sehnsucht
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Auf dem See
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Auf dem See
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Sonata in E flat for piano & viola Op 120
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Sonata in E flat for piano & viola Op 120
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4 Songs Op.17 for Voices, 2 Horns And Harp
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4 Songs Op.17 for Voices, 2 Horns And Harp
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Sonata, Op.120 No.1 (Adapt for Clarinet and Orchestra); IV. Vivace
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Sonata, Op.120 No.1 (Adapt for Clarinet and Orchestra); IV. Vivace
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Academic Festival Overture (BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts)
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Academic Festival Overture (BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts)
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Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34
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Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34
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Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No 1
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Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No 1
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Klavierstucke, Op.117: No.1 Intermezzo in E flat
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Klavierstucke, Op.117: No.1 Intermezzo in E flat
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Quintet in B minor Op.115 for clarinet and strings
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Quintet in B minor Op.115 for clarinet and strings
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Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 100
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Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 100
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25 Variations and fugue on a theme by G F Handel Op.24 for piano
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25 Variations and fugue on a theme by G F Handel Op.24 for piano
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Piano Trio No.3 in C minor (Op.101)
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Piano Trio No.3 in C minor (Op.101)
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Intermezzo in E flat major Op.117 no.1 for piano
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Intermezzo in E flat major Op.117 no.1 for piano
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4 songs from 6 Quartets Op.112
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4 songs from 6 Quartets Op.112
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Rhapsody in B minor, Op.79 No.1
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Rhapsody in B minor, Op.79 No.1
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21 Hungarian dances orch. Juon [orig. for piano duet], no.4 in F# minor...
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21 Hungarian dances orch. Juon [orig. for piano duet], no.4 in F# minor...
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Meerfahrt (Op.96 No.4)
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Meerfahrt (Op.96 No.4)
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Der Tod, das ist die kuhle Nacht
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Der Tod, das ist die kuhle Nacht
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FAE Sonata movement (extract)
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FAE Sonata movement (extract)
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Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor, Allegro
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Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor, Allegro
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4 Songs for women's voices, 2 horns and harp (Op.17)
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4 Songs for women's voices, 2 horns and harp (Op.17)
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Waltz in E major (Op.39 no.2) arr. for two pianos
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Waltz in E major (Op.39 no.2) arr. for two pianos
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21 Hungarian dances orch. Parlow [orig. for piano duet], no.6 in B flat major
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21 Hungarian dances orch. Parlow [orig. for piano duet], no.6 in B flat major
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