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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 An uncompromising perfectionist, Brahms destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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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Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor, Op 15 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor, Op 15 (3rd mvt)

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String Quartet in C minor Op.51, No.1
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String Quartet in C minor Op.51, No.1
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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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Variations on a theme of Haydn Op.56a 'St Antoni Chorale'
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Variations on a theme of Haydn Op.56a 'St Antoni Chorale'
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Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op 56a (opening)
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Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op 56a (opening)
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Ein kleiner hubscher Vogel (Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op 52)
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Ein kleiner hubscher Vogel (Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op 52)
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Hungarian Dance No 4 in F sharp minor
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Hungarian Dance No 4 in F sharp minor
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Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 100 (2nd mvt)
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Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 100 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Trio no 1 in B flat, Op 8 (first version) (1854)
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Piano Trio no 1 in B flat, Op 8 (first version) (1854)
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Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: II. Andante sostenuto
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Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68: II. Andante sostenuto
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Piano Concerto No.1
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Piano Concerto No.1
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Violin Sonata in G major, Op 78
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Violin Sonata in G major, Op 78
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Serenade No 1 in D major, Op 11
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Serenade No 1 in D major, Op 11

Serenade No 1 in D major, Op 11

Orchestra
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
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Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major, Op 83 (4th mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major, Op 83 (4th mvt)
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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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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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Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 73 (1st mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 73 (1st mvt)
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Trio in E flat major Op.40 for horn, violin & piano: 1st mvt; Andante - poco piu animato
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Trio in E flat major Op.40 for horn, violin & piano: 1st mvt; Andante - poco piu animato
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Piano Trio No. 1 in B Op. 8
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Piano Trio No. 1 in B Op. 8
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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 Songs for chorus, Op 104
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5 Songs for chorus, Op 104
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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 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 (1st mvt)
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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor Op. 25 (1st mvt)
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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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String Sextet No.1 in B Flat major, op.18 (2nd mvt)
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String Sextet No.1 in B Flat major, op.18 (2nd mvt)
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Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 38
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Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 38
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Variations on a Theme by Haydn
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Variations on a Theme by Haydn

Variations on a Theme by Haydn

Orchestra
Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra
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Intermezzo in A minor, Op.118 no.1
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Intermezzo in A minor, Op.118 no.1
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Hungarian Dances Nos. 6, 7 & 5
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Hungarian Dances Nos. 6, 7 & 5
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Wiegenlied, Op 49 No 4
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Wiegenlied, Op 49 No 4
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Violin Concerto in D, op. 77
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Violin Concerto in D, op. 77
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Symphony no. 4 in E minor op. 98: 3rd Mvt Allegro giocoso
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Symphony no. 4 in E minor op. 98: 3rd Mvt Allegro giocoso
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Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor: iii. Rondo (Allegro non troppo)
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Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor: iii. Rondo (Allegro non troppo)
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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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Violin Concerto in D major: I. Allegro non troppo (Cadenza by Hadelich)
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Violin Concerto in D major: I. Allegro non troppo (Cadenza by Hadelich)
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6 Quartets for soprano, alto, tenor, bass and piano, Op 112
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6 Quartets for soprano, alto, tenor, bass and piano, Op 112
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Intermezzo in E minor (4 pieces Op 119: No 2)
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Intermezzo in E minor (4 pieces Op 119: No 2)
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Intermezzo in B minor (4 pieces Op 119: No 1)
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Intermezzo in B minor (4 pieces Op 119: No 1)
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Serenade No 2 in A major, Op 16 (5th mvt)
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Serenade No 2 in A major, Op 16 (5th mvt)
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Geistliches Wiegenlied Op 91 no 2
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Geistliches Wiegenlied Op 91 no 2

Geistliches Wiegenlied Op 91 no 2

Performer
Arunas Statkus
Andrius Vasiliauskas
Singer
Judita Leitaite
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Gestillte Sehnsucht Op 91 no 1
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Gestillte Sehnsucht Op 91 no 1

Gestillte Sehnsucht Op 91 no 1

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Arunas Statkus
Andrius Vasiliauskas
Singer
Judita Leitaite
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Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98
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Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98
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Symphony No 3 in F, Op 90
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Symphony No 3 in F, Op 90
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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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Symphony no 2 in D major Op 73
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Symphony no 2 in D major Op 73
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Symphony no 1 in C minor Op 68
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Symphony no 1 in C minor Op 68
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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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Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op.101 (3nd mvt)
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Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op.101 (3nd mvt)
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Tragic overture, Op 81
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Tragic overture, Op 81
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Clarinet Trio Op.114
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Clarinet Trio Op.114
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