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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 An uncompromising perfectionist, Brahms destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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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Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz Op 29 No 2
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Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz Op 29 No 2

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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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Intermezzo op.117 no.1
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Intermezzo op.117 no.1
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7 Fantasien Op. 116
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7 Fantasien Op. 116
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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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Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77
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String Quartet no.2 in A minor Op.51 no.2 - movement 2
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String Quartet no.2 in A minor Op.51 no.2 - movement 2
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Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108: IV. Presto agitato
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Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108: IV. Presto agitato
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'Ich schwing mein Horn ins Jammertal' from 5 Lieder, Op 41 No 1
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'Ich schwing mein Horn ins Jammertal' from 5 Lieder, Op 41 No 1
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Sonata no. 3 in D minor Op.108 for violin and piano: 2nd movement; Adagio
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Sonata no. 3 in D minor Op.108 for violin and piano: 2nd movement; Adagio
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Nanie Op 82
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Nanie Op 82
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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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Piano Concerto No 2 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 2 (3rd mvt)
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Serenade no.2 in A, Op. 16 - i) Allegro moderato
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Serenade no.2 in A, Op. 16 - i) Allegro moderato
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Symphony no.4 in E minor, Op.98 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony no.4 in E minor, Op.98 (3rd 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

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Arunas Statkus
Andrius Vasiliauskas
Singer
Judita Leitaite
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Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor Op. 5 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor Op. 5 (3rd mvt)
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Intermezzo in A minor,Op 116, No 2
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Intermezzo in A minor,Op 116, No 2
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Violin Sonata in G major - 1st movement
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Violin Sonata in G major - 1st movement
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Double Concerto in A minor Op. 102 ii. Andante
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Double Concerto in A minor Op. 102 ii. Andante
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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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Four Songs. Op 17
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Four Songs. Op 17

Four Songs. Op 17

Performer
Magdalena Hoffmann
Nicolas Ramez
François Rieu
Choir
Davos Festival Women's Choir
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String Quartet no. 2 in A minor Op.51`2
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String Quartet no. 2 in A minor Op.51`2
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Piano Trio No. 2 in C, Op. 87: III. Scherzo. Presto
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Piano Trio No. 2 in C, Op. 87: III. Scherzo. Presto
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Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang, Op.17 no.1
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Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang, Op.17 no.1
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Tragic Overture (Op.81)
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Tragic Overture (Op.81)
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Sapphische Ode no. 4 from 5 Songs Op.94
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Sapphische Ode no. 4 from 5 Songs Op.94
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Denn alles Fleisch
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Denn alles Fleisch
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Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5
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Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5
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Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79 No. 2
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Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79 No. 2
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Clarinet Sonata, Op.120`1 (2nd mvt)
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Clarinet Sonata, Op.120`1 (2nd mvt)
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Variations on a theme by Haydn
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Variations on a theme by Haydn
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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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Hungarian Dance No.10 in F major
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Hungarian Dance No.10 in F major
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Quartet in G minor Intermezzo
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Quartet in G minor Intermezzo

Quartet in G minor Intermezzo

Performer
Daniel Hope, Paul Neubauer, David Finckel, Wu Han
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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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Piano Trio No.1 in B Major, Op.8: 2nd movt Scherzo
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Piano Trio No.1 in B Major, Op.8: 2nd movt Scherzo
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A German Requiem
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A German Requiem
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Hungarian Dance No 1 and No 5
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Hungarian Dance No 1 and No 5
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Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115 (1st mvt)
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Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115 (1st mvt)
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Violin Sonata No.1 in G, Op.78: II: Adagio
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Violin Sonata No.1 in G, Op.78: II: Adagio
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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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Hungarian Dance No. 5
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Hungarian Dance No. 5
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Piano Quartet No 2 in A major, Op 26
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Piano Quartet No 2 in A major, Op 26
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Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt
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Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt
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Symphony No.3 - 3rd Movement
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Symphony No.3 - 3rd Movement
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Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 (2nd mvt)
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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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Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major, Op 83 (2nd mvt, Allegro appassionato)
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Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major, Op 83 (2nd mvt, Allegro appassionato)
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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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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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