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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 An uncompromising perfectionist, Brahms destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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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Symphony no. 1 in C minor Op.68
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Symphony no. 1 in C minor Op.68

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Piano quartet in G minor Op.25 - 4th movement, Rondo alla Zingarese
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Piano quartet in G minor Op.25 - 4th movement, Rondo alla Zingarese
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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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Hungarian Dance No.1
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Hungarian Dance No.1
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Am Sonntag Morgen, Op.49 no.1
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Am Sonntag Morgen, Op.49 no.1
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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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Symphony No. 3 in F Op. 90 iv) Finale
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Symphony No. 3 in F Op. 90 iv) Finale
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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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String Sextet No 2 in G major, Op 36 - 2nd movement, Scherzo
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String Sextet No 2 in G major, Op 36 - 2nd movement, Scherzo
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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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Quartet in B flat, Op.67: 4) Poco allegretto con variazioni
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Quartet in B flat, Op.67: 4) Poco allegretto con variazioni
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Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99
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Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99
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Ihr Habt Nun Traurigkeit from A German Requiem
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Ihr Habt Nun Traurigkeit from A German Requiem
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Hungarian Dance No. 10
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Hungarian Dance No. 10
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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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Klage 1 (Ach, mir fehlt), Op.69 no.1
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Klage 1 (Ach, mir fehlt), Op.69 no.1
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Sonata for Cello and piano No.1 (Op.38) in E minor
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Sonata for Cello and piano No.1 (Op.38) in E minor

Sonata for Cello and piano No.1 (Op.38) in E minor

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Ivana Schwartz
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Sapphische ode
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Sapphische ode
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Hungarian Dance No.3
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Hungarian Dance No.3
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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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Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op 102
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Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op 102
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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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Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115
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Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115
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Violin Concerto in D, op. 77
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Violin Concerto in D, op. 77
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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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Quartet for piano and strings No.3 (Op.60) "Werther" in C minor
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Quartet for piano and strings No.3 (Op.60) "Werther" in C minor
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'Vivace ma non troppo' from Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op.78
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'Vivace ma non troppo' from Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op.78
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5 Romances and songs Op.84 for 1 or 2 voices and piano; no.1; Sommerabend
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5 Romances and songs Op.84 for 1 or 2 voices and piano; no.1; Sommerabend
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Sonata in F Minor Op.120`1 for clarinet or viola and piano: 2nd movement; Andante un poco adagio
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Sonata in F Minor Op.120`1 for clarinet or viola and piano: 2nd movement; Andante un poco adagio
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3 Songs for chorus, Op 42
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3 Songs for chorus, Op 42
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Brahms: Intermezzo in A minor, Op.76 No.7
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Brahms: Intermezzo in A minor, Op.76 No.7
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Horn Trio in E flat, Op 40 (1st mvt)
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Horn Trio in E flat, Op 40 (1st mvt)
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String Quartet no.2 in A minor
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String Quartet no.2 in A minor
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Geistliches Lied
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Geistliches Lied
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Six Piano Pieces Op.118, No.2 - Intermezzo in A
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Six Piano Pieces Op.118, No.2 - Intermezzo in A
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Theme with variations from Sextet in B flat major, Op 18
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Theme with variations from Sextet in B flat major, Op 18
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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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Academic Festival Overture, Op.80
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Academic Festival Overture, Op.80
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Intermezzo in A flat major, Op.76 no.3
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Intermezzo in A flat major, Op.76 no.3
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8 Pieces for Piano (Op.76)
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8 Pieces for Piano (Op.76)
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Variations and Fugue on a theme by G F Handel
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Variations and Fugue on a theme by G F Handel
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Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98 (4th mvt)
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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
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Intermezzo in C major, Op.119 no.3
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Intermezzo in C major, Op.119 no.3
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Intermezzo in E minor, Op.119 no.2
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Intermezzo in E minor, Op.119 no.2
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Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8
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Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8
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Serenade No 1 in D major, Op 11 (6th mvt)
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Serenade No 1 in D major, Op 11 (6th mvt)
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Capriccio in D minor, Op 76 No 2
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Capriccio in D minor, Op 76 No 2
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Trio for viola, cello and piano (Op.114) in A minor
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Trio for viola, cello and piano (Op.114) in A minor
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