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, pianist, and conductor 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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 An uncompromising perfectionist, Brahms destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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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Der Gartner, Op.17 no .3
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Der Gartner, Op.17 no .3

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Symphony No 3 in F Major, Op.90, Poco Allegretto
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Symphony No 3 in F Major, Op.90, Poco Allegretto
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String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 51 (3rd mvt)
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String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 51 (3rd mvt)
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Nanie Op 82
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Nanie Op 82
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Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98 (3rd mvt)
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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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Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 (4th mvt)
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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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Intermezzo Op. 119 No. 2
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Intermezzo Op. 119 No. 2

Intermezzo Op. 119 No. 2

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Waltzes Op.39 Nos.1-6
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Waltzes Op.39 Nos.1-6
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Symphony No 3 in F major, Op 90 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 3 in F major, Op 90 (3rd mvt)
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5 Lieder
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5 Lieder
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2 Songs Op.91 for alto, viola and piano
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2 Songs Op.91 for alto, viola and piano
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Academic Festival Overture, Op.80
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Academic Festival Overture, Op.80
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Rhapsody for piano in B minor, Op 79 No 1
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Rhapsody for piano in B minor, Op 79 No 1
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Horn Trio in E flat major, Op 40 (1st mvt)
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Horn Trio in E flat major, Op 40 (1st mvt)
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Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
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Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
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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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Romanze in F major, Op 118 No 5
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Romanze in F major, Op 118 No 5
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Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony Variations"
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Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony Variations"
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Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 (2nd mvt)
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Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 (2nd mvt)
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Ave Maria Op.12
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Ave Maria Op.12
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3 Hungarian Dances
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3 Hungarian Dances

3 Hungarian Dances

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Francesco Squarcia
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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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Lerchengesang
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Lerchengesang
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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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Rhapsodie in E flat major, Op 119 No 4
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Rhapsodie in E flat major, Op 119 No 4
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Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op 56a
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Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op 56a
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Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op.120 no.1 (4th mvt)
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Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op.120 no.1 (4th mvt)
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Four Serious Songs
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Four Serious Songs
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Fest- und Gendenkspruche (Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk)
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Fest- und Gendenkspruche (Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk)
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Intermezzo in A major Op.118 No.2
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Intermezzo in A major Op.118 No.2

Intermezzo in A major Op.118 No.2

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Martin Roscoe
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Wie Melodien zieht es Mir
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Wie Melodien zieht es Mir
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Clarinet Sonata in F Minor (4th mvt)
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Clarinet Sonata in F Minor (4th mvt)
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Fest- und Gedenkspruche for 8 voices, Op 109
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Fest- und Gedenkspruche for 8 voices, Op 109
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Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Op.83
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Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Op.83
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Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
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Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
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7 Fantasien, Op.116
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7 Fantasien, Op.116
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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, Op.117 No.1
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Intermezzo in E flat, Op.117 No.1
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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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Violin sonata in D minor, Op. 108: IV. Presto agittato
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Violin sonata in D minor, Op. 108: IV. Presto agittato
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Horn Trio in E flat, Op.40 (2nd mvt)
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Horn Trio in E flat, Op.40 (2nd mvt)
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'Geistliches Wiegenlied' from 2 songs, Op.91
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'Geistliches Wiegenlied' from 2 songs, Op.91
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'Gestillte Sehnsucht' from 2 Songs, Op.91
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'Gestillte Sehnsucht' from 2 Songs, Op.91
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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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Three Intermezzi Op 117: No 1
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Three Intermezzi Op 117: No 1
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Hungarian Dance No. 1
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Hungarian Dance No. 1

Hungarian Dance No. 1

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Miskától Borzó
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String Quintet No 2 in G minor, Op 111 (3rd mvt)
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String Quintet No 2 in G minor, Op 111 (3rd mvt)
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Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op 35 (excerpts from Book 1, Nos 1-14)
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Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op 35 (excerpts from Book 1, Nos 1-14)
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Hungarian Dance No 1 for piano duet
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Hungarian Dance No 1 for piano duet
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