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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 An uncompromising perfectionist, Brahms destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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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String Quartet No 2 in G Op 111
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String Quartet No 2 in G Op 111

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Hungarian Dance No. 1
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Hungarian Dance No. 1
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String Sextet No.1 - movement 1
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String Sextet No.1 - movement 1

String Sextet No.1 - movement 1

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Raphael Ensemble
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Double Concerto in A minor for Violin and Cello (Op.102)
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Double Concerto in A minor for Violin and Cello (Op.102)
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A German Requiem - Selig sind
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A German Requiem - Selig sind
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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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Sapphische Ode
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Sapphische Ode
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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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Hungarian Dance No 8 in A minor orch Schollum
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Hungarian Dance No 8 in A minor orch Schollum
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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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Treue Liebe
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Treue Liebe

Treue Liebe

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Harriet Burns
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Ave Maria, Op 12
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Ave Maria, Op 12
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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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Pieces for Piano, Op.118 No.3 in G minor
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Pieces for Piano, Op.118 No.3 in G minor
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Hungarian Dance No. 5
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Hungarian Dance No. 5

Hungarian Dance No. 5

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Kosmos
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Six Lieder
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Six Lieder
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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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Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
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Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
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Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 100
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Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 100
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Hungarian Dances No 1 in G minor and No 3 in F major
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Hungarian Dances No 1 in G minor and No 3 in F major
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Romance Op.118 No.5
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Romance Op.118 No.5
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Violin Sonata No 1 in G major Op 78 (1st mvt)
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Violin Sonata No 1 in G major Op 78 (1st mvt)
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77 (3rd mvt)
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77 (3rd mvt)
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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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Intermezzo in E flat minor, Op. 118
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Intermezzo in E flat minor, Op. 118
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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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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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Ballade in G minor, Op.118 no.3
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Ballade in G minor, Op.118 no.3
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Nanie Op 82
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Nanie Op 82
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Waltzes, Op. 39, No. 6 in C-Sharp Major
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Waltzes, Op. 39, No. 6 in C-Sharp Major
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Waltzes, Op. 39, No. 5 in E Major
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Waltzes, Op. 39, No. 5 in E Major
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Waltzes, Op. 39, No. 10 in G Major
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Waltzes, Op. 39, No. 10 in G Major
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Waltzes, Op. 39, No. 14 in A Minor
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Waltzes, Op. 39, No. 14 in A Minor
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Waltzes, Op. 39, No. 1 in B Major
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Waltzes, Op. 39, No. 1 in B Major
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Waltzes, Op. 39, No. 2 in E Major
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Waltzes, Op. 39, No. 2 in E Major
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Waltzes, Op. 39, No. 15 in A Major
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Waltzes, Op. 39, No. 15 in A Major
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Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26 ii) Poco adagio
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Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26 ii) Poco adagio
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Violin Concerto op.77 in D major: i) Allegro non troppo
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Violin Concerto op.77 in D major: i) Allegro non troppo
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Drei Lieder, Op. 64 i) An die Heimat
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Drei Lieder, Op. 64 i) An die Heimat
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Variations on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 21, No. 1: Variation 3
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Variations on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 21, No. 1: Variation 3
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Variations on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 21, No. 1: Variation 2
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Variations on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 21, No. 1: Variation 2
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Variations on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 21, No. 1: Variation 1
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Variations on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 21, No. 1: Variation 1
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Variations on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 21, No. 1: Theme
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Variations on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 21, No. 1: Theme
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Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor Op. 108 i) Allegro
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Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor Op. 108 i) Allegro
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Dein blaues Auge, Op 59 No 8
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Dein blaues Auge, Op 59 No 8
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Sonata in F minor (Op.120 No.1) for clarinet or viola and
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Sonata in F minor (Op.120 No.1) for clarinet or viola and
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Intermezzo Op 117 No 1
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Intermezzo Op 117 No 1
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Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor (4th mvt)
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Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor (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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Piano Trio No 3 in C minor, Op 101
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Piano Trio No 3 in C minor, Op 101

Piano Trio No 3 in C minor, Op 101

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Christopher Krenyak
Jan Insinger
Dido Keuning
Johannes Brahms
Selection of waltzes from Op.39
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Selection of waltzes from Op.39
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