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. 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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 An uncompromising perfectionist, Brahms destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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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Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op.8 for piano and strings
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Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op.8 for piano and strings

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Violin Concerto in A minor - last movement
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Violin Concerto in A minor - last movement
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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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Serenade No. 1 - 1st movement - Allegro molto
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Serenade No. 1 - 1st movement - Allegro molto
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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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Trio in A minor Op 114 for clarinet or viola, cello and piano
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Trio in A minor Op 114 for clarinet or viola, cello and piano
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Intermezzo No 1 Op 117 'Schlummerlied'
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Intermezzo No 1 Op 117 'Schlummerlied'
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Hungarian Dance No 5 in F sharp minor
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Hungarian Dance No 5 in F sharp minor
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Intermezzo in E major (7 Fantasies, Op.116)
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Intermezzo in E major (7 Fantasies, Op.116)
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Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op.38
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Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op.38
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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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Intermezzo No 1 in E flat major 'Schlummerlied' (3 Intermezzi Op 117)
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Intermezzo No 1 in E flat major 'Schlummerlied' (3 Intermezzi Op 117)
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6 Pieces, Op 118
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6 Pieces, Op 118
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Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115: III. Andantino. Presto
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Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115: III. Andantino. Presto
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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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Violin Concerto in D
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Violin Concerto in D
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Piano Quartet no.3 in C minor, Op.60 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Quartet no.3 in C minor, Op.60 (3rd mvt)
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Tragic Overture in D minor, Op 81
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Tragic Overture in D minor, Op 81
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Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor Op 5 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor Op 5 (2nd mvt)
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Hungarian Dance No 8 in A minor
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Hungarian Dance No 8 in A minor
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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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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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Academic festival overture, Op 80
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Academic festival overture, Op 80
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77
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Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108: II. Adagio
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Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108: II. Adagio
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String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36: 4th movement; Poco allegro
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String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36: 4th movement; Poco allegro
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Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, op. 83
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Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, op. 83
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3 Songs for chorus, Op.42
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3 Songs for chorus, Op.42
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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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4 Serious Songs, Op.121
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4 Serious Songs, Op.121
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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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Piano Quartet in G minor Op.25 (4th mvt)
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Piano Quartet in G minor Op.25 (4th mvt)
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Intermezzo in A Major, Op.118'2
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Intermezzo in A Major, Op.118'2
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Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor: II. Adagio
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Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor: II. Adagio
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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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Academic Festival Overture, Op 80
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Academic Festival Overture, Op 80
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Symphony No. 2 - 2nd movement
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Symphony No. 2 - 2nd movement
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Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 2
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Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 2
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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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Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115
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Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115
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Der Tod, das ist die kule Nacht, Op 96 No 1
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Der Tod, das ist die kule Nacht, Op 96 No 1
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Meerfahrt, Op 96 No 4
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Meerfahrt, Op 96 No 4
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Es schauen die Blumen, Op 96 No 3
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Es schauen die Blumen, Op 96 No 3
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Mondenschein, Op 85 No 2
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Mondenschein, Op 85 No 2
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Sommerabend, Op 85 No 1
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Sommerabend, Op 85 No 1
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Es liebt sich so lieblich im Lenze! Op 71, No 1
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Es liebt sich so lieblich im Lenze! Op 71, No 1
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Standchen
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Standchen
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Lerchengesang
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Lerchengesang
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Der Gang zum Liebchen, Op.48 No.1
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Der Gang zum Liebchen, Op.48 No.1
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Academic Festival Overture, Op 80
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Academic Festival Overture, Op 80
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