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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 An uncompromising perfectionist, Brahms destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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. 1 (Op.68) in C minor
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Symphony no. 1 (Op.68) in C minor

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Cello sonata no. 1 in E minor Op.38 (3rd mvt)
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Cello sonata no. 1 in E minor Op.38 (3rd mvt)
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Hungarian Dances Nos 12-15
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Hungarian Dances Nos 12-15
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Horn Trio in E flat op 40
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Horn Trio in E flat op 40

Horn Trio in E flat op 40

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Rene Pagen
Steven Copes
Jeremy Denk
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Ballades Op. 10, iv: Andante con moto
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Ballades Op. 10, iv: Andante con moto
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3 Lieder, arr. for cello and piano
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3 Lieder, arr. for cello and piano
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Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 73 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 73 (4th mvt)
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Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op.111
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Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op.111
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Academic Festival Overture, Op.80
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Academic Festival Overture, Op.80
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3 Hungarian Dances
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3 Hungarian Dances

3 Hungarian Dances

Music Arranger
Francesco Squarcia
Ensemble
I Cameristi Italiani
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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, op. 25
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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, op. 25
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Sonata in F minor for clarinet or viola and piano, Op 120 (4th mvt)
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Sonata in F minor for clarinet or viola and piano, Op 120 (4th mvt)
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'Serenade' from 4 Songs Op.70
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'Serenade' from 4 Songs Op.70
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'Der Strom, der neben mir verrauschte', from 9 Songs Op.32
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'Der Strom, der neben mir verrauschte', from 9 Songs Op.32
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'Dammrung senkte sich von oben' from 8 Songs, Op.59
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'Dammrung senkte sich von oben' from 8 Songs, Op.59
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'Juchhe' from 6 Songs, Op.6
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'Juchhe' from 6 Songs, Op.6
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Trio for violin, viola and piano in E flat major (Op.40)
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Trio for violin, viola and piano in E flat major (Op.40)
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Quintet No. 1 in F major, Op.88
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Quintet No. 1 in F major, Op.88
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Theme with variations from Sextet in B flat major (Op.18)
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Theme with variations from Sextet in B flat major (Op.18)
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Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Op. 78
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Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Op. 78
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25 variations and fugue on a theme by G.F. Handel for piano (Op.24)
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25 variations and fugue on a theme by G.F. Handel for piano (Op.24)
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: I. Allegro non troppo
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: I. Allegro non troppo
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The Hunch-backed Fiddler (Songs and Romances, Op 93a)
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The Hunch-backed Fiddler (Songs and Romances, Op 93a)
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Gesang der Parzen (Song of the Fates), Op 89
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Gesang der Parzen (Song of the Fates), Op 89
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Von ewiger Liebe (Op.43 No.1) (song)
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Von ewiger Liebe (Op.43 No.1) (song)
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6 Pieces for piano (Op.118), no.2; Intermezzo in A major
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6 Pieces for piano (Op.118), no.2; Intermezzo in A major
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F-A-E Sonata (Scherzo)
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F-A-E Sonata (Scherzo)
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Piano Concerto No.1
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Piano Concerto No.1
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5 Hungarian dances (nos.17-21) orch. Dvorak (orig. pf duet)
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5 Hungarian dances (nos.17-21) orch. Dvorak (orig. pf duet)
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Hungarian Dance No 6 arr for orchestra
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Hungarian Dance No 6 arr for orchestra
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Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98 (4th mvt)
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Sappische Ode
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Sappische Ode
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Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor, Op 15
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Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor, Op 15
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Hungarian Dance No.5 [version for orchestra, orig. for piano duet]
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Hungarian Dance No.5 [version for orchestra, orig. for piano duet]
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Piano Concerto no. 3 in D after Violin Concerto, op 77 - iii Allegro giocoso
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Piano Concerto no. 3 in D after Violin Concerto, op 77 - iii Allegro giocoso
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Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114
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Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114
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Serenade No 1 in D major, Op 11 (6th mvt)
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Serenade No 1 in D major, Op 11 (6th mvt)
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5 Songs arr. for Cello and Piano
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5 Songs arr. for Cello and Piano

5 Songs arr. for Cello and Piano

Performer
Jonathan Slaatto
Martin Qvist Hansen
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Rhapsodie in G minor, Op 79 No 2
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Rhapsodie in G minor, Op 79 No 2
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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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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
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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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Rhapsody in B minor, Op 79 No 1
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Rhapsody in B minor, Op 79 No 1
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11 Zigeunerlieder for 4 voices and piano (Op.103)
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11 Zigeunerlieder for 4 voices and piano (Op.103)
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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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Quintet in B minor, Op.115
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Quintet in B minor, Op.115
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Ballade in G minor, Allegro energico
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Ballade in G minor, Allegro energico
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Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b for 2 Pianos
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Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b for 2 Pianos
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28 Variations on a theme by Paganini for piano, Op 35
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28 Variations on a theme by Paganini for piano, Op 35
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Piano Trio No 1 in B Op 8; 1st movement - Allegro con brio
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Piano Trio No 1 in B Op 8; 1st movement - Allegro con brio
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Ballade in D major, Op.10 No.2
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Ballade in D major, Op.10 No.2
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