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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 An uncompromising perfectionist, Brahms destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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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Intermezzo in E flat, Op.117 No.1
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Intermezzo in E flat, Op.117 No.1

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Waltz No.11 in B minor & Waltz No.12 in E major
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Waltz No.11 in B minor & Waltz No.12 in E major
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Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Muhseligen, Op 74 no 1
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Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Muhseligen, Op 74 no 1

Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Muhseligen, Op 74 no 1

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Hover State Chamber Chorus of Armenia
Conductor
Sona Hovhannisyan
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Piano Quartet, Op 25 (orch. Arnold Schoenberg) (2nd mvt - Intermezzo)
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Piano Quartet, Op 25 (orch. Arnold Schoenberg) (2nd mvt - Intermezzo)
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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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String Quintet No.2 in G Op.111
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String Quintet No.2 in G Op.111
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Serenade No 2 in A major, Op.16 (4th mvt)
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Serenade No 2 in A major, Op.16 (4th mvt)
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Eight Songs, Op 59 (Auf dem See)
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Eight Songs, Op 59 (Auf dem See)
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Paganini Variations
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Paganini Variations
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Three Intermezzi Op 117
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Three Intermezzi Op 117
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Geistliches Wiegenlied, Op 91 No 2
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Geistliches Wiegenlied, Op 91 No 2
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49 Deutsche Volkslieder (Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein)
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49 Deutsche Volkslieder (Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein)
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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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Symphony No.4 - finale
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Symphony No.4 - finale
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Guten Abend, Gute Nacht
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Guten Abend, Gute Nacht

Guten Abend, Gute Nacht

Choir
Arctic Light
Hamburg Girls' Choir
Director
Susanna Lindmark
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Wach auf, meins Herzens Schöne
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Wach auf, meins Herzens Schöne

Wach auf, meins Herzens Schöne

Choir
Hamburg Girls' Choir
Director
Gesa Werhahn
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Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor
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Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor
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Variations on the St Anthony Chorale
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Variations on the St Anthony Chorale
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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 (Arr. L. Berio for Clarinet & Orchestr
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Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1 (Arr. L. Berio for Clarinet & Orchestr
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Rhapsody in G minor, Op 79 no 2 [1879]
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Rhapsody in G minor, Op 79 no 2 [1879]
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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor - 4th mvt: Rondo alla Zingarese
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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor - 4th mvt: Rondo alla Zingarese
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Tragic Overture Op 81
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Tragic Overture Op 81
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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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Song of Destiny
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Song of Destiny
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Violin Sonata no.3 in D minor - 4th mvt: Presto agitato
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Violin Sonata no.3 in D minor - 4th mvt: Presto agitato
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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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Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano in A minor Op 114
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Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano in A minor Op 114
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Sonata for violin and piano no.2 (Op.100) in A major; 1st mvt; Allegro amabile
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Sonata for violin and piano no.2 (Op.100) in A major; 1st mvt; Allegro amabile
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Hungarian Dance No 2 in D minor
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Hungarian Dance No 2 in D minor

Hungarian Dance No 2 in D minor

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Duo Scaramouche
Malvina Renault-Vieville
Filippo Antonelli
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Piano Quartet in G minor, Op 25
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Piano Quartet in G minor, Op 25
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String Sextet No 2 in G major, Op 36
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String Sextet No 2 in G major, Op 36
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Wie Melodien zieht es mir
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Wie Melodien zieht es mir
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Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Muhseligenm Op 74, part 1
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Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Muhseligenm Op 74, part 1
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Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (1st mvt)
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Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (1st mvt)
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Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (A German Requiem)
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Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (A German Requiem)
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Hungarian dances for piano duet (Nos.1; 11; 13; 17; 8)
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Hungarian dances for piano duet (Nos.1; 11; 13; 17; 8)
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Variations on a theme of Haydn (Op.56a) 'St Antoni Chorale' vers. for orchestra
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Variations on a theme of Haydn (Op.56a) 'St Antoni Chorale' vers. for orchestra
Johannes Brahms
Concerto No. 1 In D Minor Op.15 For Piano And Orchestra, iii. Rondo
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Concerto No. 1 In D Minor Op.15 For Piano And Orchestra, iii. Rondo
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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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Tragic Overture, Op 81
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Tragic Overture, Op 81
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Academic Festival Overture, Op 80
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Academic Festival Overture, Op 80
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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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Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34
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Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34
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Serenade No 1 in D major, Op 11 (Rondo)
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Serenade No 1 in D major, Op 11 (Rondo)
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String Quartet no 1 in C minor, Op 51 no 1
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String Quartet no 1 in C minor, Op 51 no 1
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Von ewiger Liebe (Op 43 no 1)
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Von ewiger Liebe (Op 43 no 1)
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Symphony No 1 in C minor
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Symphony No 1 in C minor
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