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 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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 An uncompromising perfectionist, Brahms destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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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Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
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Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
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Klavierstücke, Op. 76
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Klavierstücke, Op. 76
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Hungarian Dance No 21 in E minor
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Hungarian Dance No 21 in E minor
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Serenade No.1 in D major Op.11 - Finale: Rondo
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Serenade No.1 in D major Op.11 - Finale: Rondo
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2 Songs Op. 91; Geistliches Wiegenlied
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2 Songs Op. 91; Geistliches Wiegenlied
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Intermezzo in E flat major, Op.117 No.1
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Intermezzo in E flat major, Op.117 No.1
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Intermezzo in C sharp minor, Op.117 No.3
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Intermezzo in C sharp minor, Op.117 No.3
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Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op 117, No 2
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Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op 117, No 2
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Intermezzo in E flat major, Op.117 No.1
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Intermezzo in E flat major, Op.117 No.1
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Geistliches Lied
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Geistliches Lied
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
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Piano quartet in G minor Op.25 - 4th movement, Rondo alla Zingarese
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Piano quartet in G minor Op.25 - 4th movement, Rondo alla Zingarese
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Intermezzo in C major, Op 119 No 3
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Intermezzo in C major, Op 119 No 3
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Serenade no. 2 in A major Op.16: 5th movement; Rondo
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Serenade no. 2 in A major Op.16: 5th movement; Rondo
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Variations and Fugue on a theme of Handel
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Variations and Fugue on a theme of Handel
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Tragic Overture (Op.81)
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Tragic Overture (Op.81)
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Symphony No.4 - finale
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Symphony No.4 - finale
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Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118, No. 2: Andante teneramente
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Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118, No. 2: Andante teneramente
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Intermezzo in A major, Op 118 No 2
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Intermezzo in A major, Op 118 No 2
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String Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 51
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String Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 51
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Intermezzo in E major, op.116 no.4
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Intermezzo in E major, op.116 no.4
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Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
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Quartet for strings no.1 (Op.51 No.1) in C minor
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Quartet for strings no.1 (Op.51 No.1) in C minor
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Hungarian Dance No 6 in B flat major
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Hungarian Dance No 6 in B flat major
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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 2 in D major, Op 73 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 73 (3rd mvt)
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Sonata in E flat for Viola - first movement
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Sonata in E flat for Viola - first movement
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Ballade in D minor, Op. 10/1 'Edward'
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Ballade in D minor, Op. 10/1 'Edward'

Ballade in D minor, Op. 10/1 'Edward'

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Nelly Akopian-Tamarina
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Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op 24
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Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op 24
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Scherzo in C minor (F. A. E. Sonata)
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Scherzo in C minor (F. A. E. Sonata)
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A German Requiem, Op 45
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A German Requiem, Op 45

A German Requiem, Op 45

Orchestra
Romanian Radio National Orchestra
Singer
Cristina Grigoras
Sandor Balla
Choir
Romanian Radio Academic Choir
Director
Ciprian Tutu
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 73
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Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 73

Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 73

Orchestra
Balearic Islands City of Palma Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Pablo Mielgo
Johannes Brahms
In stiller Nacht, zur ersten Wacht
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In stiller Nacht, zur ersten Wacht
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Sonata no. 2 in F major Op.99
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Sonata no. 2 in F major Op.99
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3 Intermezzi Op.117 for piano: no.1 in E flat major; 'Schlummerlied'
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3 Intermezzi Op.117 for piano: no.1 in E flat major; 'Schlummerlied'
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Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (2nd mvt)
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Academic Festival Overture, Op 80
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Academic Festival Overture, Op 80
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Symphony No.3 in F major, Op 90
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Symphony No.3 in F major, Op 90
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Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (4th mvt)
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Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (4th mvt)
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Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115 (1st mvt)
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Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115 (1st mvt)
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8 Pieces for Piano (Op.76)
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8 Pieces for Piano (Op.76)
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Scherzo in E flat minor, Op.4
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Scherzo in E flat minor, Op.4
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77 (2nd mvt)
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Quartet in G minor (Op.25) orch. Schoenberg
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Piano Quartet in G minor (Op.25) orch. Schoenberg
Johannes Brahms
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99: II. Adagio affettuoso
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Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99: II. Adagio affettuoso
Johannes Brahms
Serenade No 1 in D major (6th mvt)
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Serenade No 1 in D major (6th mvt)
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Gestillte Sehnsucht for alto, viola and piano Op 91 No 1
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Gestillte Sehnsucht for alto, viola and piano Op 91 No 1
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5 Songs Op.105
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5 Songs Op.105
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