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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 An uncompromising perfectionist, Brahms destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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

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6 Pieces Op.118 for piano - no.2; Intermezzo in A major
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6 Pieces Op.118 for piano - no.2; Intermezzo in A major
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Intermezzo in B minor from 4 Pieces
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Intermezzo in B minor from 4 Pieces
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Intermezzo (Op.117 No.1) in E flat major "Schlummerlied"
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Intermezzo (Op.117 No.1) in E flat major "Schlummerlied"
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Serenade no.2 in A major Op.16 (final movement)
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Serenade no.2 in A major Op.16 (final movement)
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Hungarian Dance in D flat, WoO 1 No.6
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Hungarian Dance in D flat, WoO 1 No.6
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Quartet for piano and strings No.3 (Op.60) "Werther" in C minor
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Quartet for piano and strings No.3 (Op.60) "Werther" in C minor
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Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
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Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
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Tragic Overture
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Tragic Overture
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Concerto for violin and orchestra (Op.77) in D major
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Concerto for violin and orchestra (Op.77) in D major
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Violin Sonata no 3 in D Minor Op 108
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Violin Sonata no 3 in D Minor Op 108
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Sonata in F minor (Op.120 No.1) for clarinet or viola and
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Sonata in F minor (Op.120 No.1) for clarinet or viola and
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3rd Movement Violin Concerto in D
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3rd Movement Violin Concerto in D
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Hungarian Dance No 5
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Hungarian Dance No 5
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Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 2 (Op.83) in B flat major
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Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 2 (Op.83) in B flat major
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Hungarian Dance No 1 in G minor
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Hungarian Dance No 1 in G minor
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Weighing, Op. 49 No. 4: Good evening, good night
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Weighing, Op. 49 No. 4: Good evening, good night
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Symphony No. 4 In E Minor Op.98, iv. Allegro energico e passionato
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Symphony No. 4 In E Minor Op.98, iv. Allegro energico e passionato
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Symphony No. 3 In F Major Op.90, iii. Poco allegretto
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Symphony No. 3 In F Major Op.90, iii. Poco allegretto
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Symphony No. 2 In D Major Op.73, iii. Allegretto grazioso quasi andantino & iv. Allegro con spirito
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Symphony No. 2 In D Major Op.73, iii. Allegretto grazioso quasi andantino & iv. Allegro con spirito
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Symphony No. 1 In C Minor Op.68, i. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
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Symphony No. 1 In C Minor Op.68, i. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
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Symphony No. 4 In E Minor Op.98, i. Allegro non troppo
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Symphony No. 4 In E Minor Op.98, i. Allegro non troppo
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Symphony No. 4: III. Allegro giocoso - Poco meno presto
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Symphony No. 4: III. Allegro giocoso - Poco meno presto
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4 Pieces for piano (Op.119), no.4; Rhapsodie in E flat major
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4 Pieces for piano (Op.119), no.4; Rhapsodie in E flat major
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Trio for piano and strings No.3 in C minor (Op.101)
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Trio for piano and strings No.3 in C minor (Op.101)
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Quartet for piano and strings No.3 (Op.60) "Werther" in C minor
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Quartet for piano and strings No.3 (Op.60) "Werther" in C minor
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Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 (3rd mvt)
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Waltz No.11 in B minor & Waltz No.12 in E major (arranged for chamber orchestra)
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Waltz No.11 in B minor & Waltz No.12 in E major (arranged for chamber orchestra)
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77 (3rd mvt)
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8, Scherzo, Più lento - Tempo primo
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Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8, Scherzo, Più lento - Tempo primo
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Quartet for piano and strings No.1 (Op.25) in G minor
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Quartet for piano and strings No.1 (Op.25) in G minor
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Symphony No. 4 In E Minor Op.98, iii. Allegro giocoso
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Symphony No. 4 In E Minor Op.98, iii. Allegro giocoso
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