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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is 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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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. Brahms, an uncompromising perfectionist, destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.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. Within his meticulous structures is embedded, however, a highly romantic nature.

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Brahms Early and Late Piano Works
Llŷr Williams
Johannes Brahms, Clara Wieck Schumann
The Muse
Nino Gvetadze
Johannes Brahms
String Quartet Op. 67 & Piano Quintet Op. 34
Hagen Quartett, Kirill Gerstein
César Franck, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert
Sonatas for Viola and Piano Vol. 2
Tabea Zimmermann, Kirill Gerstein
Rebecca Clarke, Henri Vieuxtemps, Johannes Brahms
Sonatas for Viola and Piano Vol. 1
Tabea Zimmermann, Kirill Gerstein
Johannes Brahms, Edvard Grieg
introspective – retrospective
Hagen Quartett, Jörg Widmann
Ernst Křenek, Johannes Brahms
Brahms & Krenek, Piano Trios
Feininger Trio
Various composers
LICHT! 800 Years of German Lied
Anna Lucia Richter | Ammiel Bushakevitz
Johannes Brahms
The Complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin
Johannes Leertouwer | Julian Reynolds
Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Norbert Glanzberg
The Last Epiphany
Thilo Dahlmann | Hedayet Djeddikar
Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms
Sonatas Op. 78 & Op. 110 | French Suite BWV 816 | Fantasies Op. 116
Georg Kjurdian
Egon Kornauth, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Johannes Brahms
Vienna 1913
Kilian Herold & Hansjacob Staemmler
Johannes Brahms, Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Brahms & Korngold, Piano Trios
Feininger Trio
Johannes Brahms, Oğuzhan Balci, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
In Search of
Gülru Ensari & Herbert Schuch
Johannes Brahms
Ein Menschliches Requiem
Vlaams Radiokoor
Various composers
Edition Klavierfestival Ruhr Vol. 40, Debüts und eine Uraufführung für Alfred Brendel
Various Artists
Johannes Brahms, Alexander von Zemlinsky
Brahms & Zemlinsky, Piano Trios
Feininger Trio
Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 1, 16 Waltzes
Emmanuel Despax
Johannes Brahms
Clarinet Sonatas Op. 120 – 4 Ernste Gesänge, Op. 121
Julian Bliss
Johannes Brahms
Anna Tsybuleva
Various composers
Virtuoso Dances
Linus Roth & José Gallardo
Johannes Brahms
Complete works for Violin and Piano
Christoph Schickedanz
Johannes Brahms
Clarinet Sonatas and Trio
Marie Ross
Various composers
Father & Son (reissue)
Christoph & Julian Prégardien
Johannes Brahms
Klavierstücke, Op. 76 | Rhapsodies, Op. 79 | Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 5
Peter Orth
Johannes Brahms
Viola Sonata, Op. 120, Piano Trio, Op. 114
Daniel Heide | Andreas Willwohl | Isang Enders
Various composers
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Ilker Arcayürek | Fiona Pollak
Various composers
Dirty Minds
Olivia Vermeulen / Jan Philip Schulze
Johannes Brahms, Arnold Schönberg
Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 / Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Würth Philharmoniker
Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms
The Complete Duos / Coda
Pieter Wispelwey / Paolo Giacometti
Johannes Brahms
Brahms: A German Requiem, Op. 45 (London Version) [Sung in English]
Te Deum
Robert Schumann, Yrjö Kilpinen, Johannes Brahms
Nature's Solace
Stephan Loges
Various composers
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges - Romantic songs and transcriptions
Cyprien Katsaris | Christoph Prégardien
Bohuslav Martinů, Johannes Brahms, Alfred Schnittke
Kacper Nowak & Christia Hudziy
Various composers
Swan Songs
Christian Immler
Johannes Brahms, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Violin Concertos
Artur Kaganovskiy
Johannes Brahms
Late Piano Works of Johannes Brahms
Eugene Asti
Various composers
The Unreleased Recitals at The Concertgebouw 1975 - 1976 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980
Emil Gilels
Various composers
Constellations Ardentes
Olivier Darbellay / Noëlle-Anne Darbellay / Benjamin Engeli
Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms
The Complete Duos / Rondo
Pieter Wispelwey | Paolo Giacometti
Johannes Brahms
Brahms by the Bashmets
Yuri Bashmet | Ksenia Bashmet
Johannes Brahms
Brahms Clarinet & Piano , Op. 119 & 120
Nicolai Pfeffer & Felix Wahl
Johannes Brahms
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (vinyl)
André Navarra | Josef Suk | Karel Ančerl
Various composers
... Into the Deepest Sea!
Sarah Wegener | Götz Payer
Johannes Brahms
Complete Piano Trios and Quartets (6 CD-BOX)
Gould Piano Trio
Various composers
Anna Tsybuleva
Johannes Brahms
Romanzen aus Die Schöne Magelone
Roderick Williams
Johannes Brahms
Works for Cello and Piano
Bartholomew LaFollette
Ludwig van Beethoven, Gioachino Rossini, Johannes Brahms
Beethoven Brahms Rossini
Stefan Blonk
Various composers
The Art of Violin 4
Jascha Heifetz
Ferruccio Busoni, Johannes Brahms, Max Reger
Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Vol. 35
Christopher Park & others
Various composers
Go East!
Gülru Ensari & Herbert Schuch
Historical Recordings
Karlrobert Kreiten
Various composers
Heartfelt - Romantic Works for Horn
Rob van de Laar
Brahms musique de chambre 12 CD
Various artists
Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms
The Complete Duos / Opus 100
Pieter Wispelwey / Paolo Giacometti
Variations Sérieuses
Gunilla Süssmann
Johannes Brahms
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
Jan Willem de Vriend
Incandescent Piano Recital
Catherine Lan
Johannes Brahms, David Bruce
Gumboots / Clarinet Quintet
Julian Bliss
Johannes Brahms
Serenade no. 1 / Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Residentie Orkest The Hague
Various composers
Lullabies for Mila
Alessio Bax
Johannes Brahms
Violin Concerto (vinyl)
Antje Weithaas
Various composers
The Shepherd on the Rock
Julian Bliss
Carl Maria von Weber, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms
Germanic Giants
Marcel Luxen
Anton Bruckner, Johannes Brahms
Brahms & Bruckner Motets
Tenebrae Choir
Johannes Brahms
String Sextets Nos. 1 & 2 ( Arr. for Piano Trio by Theodor Kirchner)
Trio Jean Paul
Johannes Brahms
Violin Concerto, String Quintet Op. 111
Antje Weithaas
The Complete Duos / Trockne Blumen
Pieter Wispelwey
Anna Lucia Richter | Michael Gees
Various composers
Huijnen & Hopman
Johannes Brahms
Brahms | Ein Deutsches Requiem
Hervé Niquet / Flemish Radio Choir
Johannes Brahms, Max Reger, Franz Schubert
The Complete Duos / Phantasie
Pieter Wispelwey / Paolo Giacometti
Johannes Brahms
Mit vierzig Jahren - Lieder
Håvard Stensvold
Father & Son
Christoph & Julian Prégardien
Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann
Paganini Variations, Books I and II, Op. 35 / Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13
Sophia Agranovich
Various composers
Helene Wold / Liv Glaser
Robert Fuchs, Johannes Brahms
Fuchs, Brahms - Clarinet Quintets
Sebastian Manz / The Danish String Quartet
Various composers
The Spirit Of Turtle [Longbox]
Various artists
Hugo Wolf, Johannes Brahms
Lieder by Wolf and Brahms
Alastair Miles
Johannes Brahms
Brahms (for female choir)
Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
Igor Stravinsky, Johannes Brahms
Stravinsky, Brahms & Piazzolla: Works For Piano-Four-Hands
Alessio Bax / Lucille Chung
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms
Mozart, Brahms & Sulzer: Clarinet Quintets
Matthias Schorn & Minetti Quartett
Brahms: 7 Fantasias, Op.116
Mikhail Volchok
Various composers
NedSym Lite
Strings attached - Arrangements for clarinet and strings
Arno Piters / Members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Johannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms, Cello Sonatas
Tanja Tetzlaff & Gunilla Suessmann
Johannes Brahms
Alessio Bax plays Brahms
Alessio Bax
Various composers
Folk Stories - Songs by Beethoven, Britten, Mahler, Respighi, Sibelius a.o.
Cora Burggraaf / Simon Lepper
Joseph Haydn, Johannes Brahms
Haydn . Brahms . String Quartets
Danish String Quartet
Various composers
Linkages - Piano music by Brahms, Wagner, Schönberg a.o.
Martin Tchiba
Modest Mussorgsky, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms
Pictures at an Exhibition
Stephen de Pledge
Johannes Brahms
Songs And Sonatas For Viola And Piano
Johannes Brahms
Complete Organ Works
Mardirosian, Haig
Johannes Brahms
The Three Sonats For Cello & Piano
Johannes Brahms
The Three Sonatas For Violin And Piano
Johannes Brahms
The Four Symphonies
Philharmonia Orchestra
Amstel Tracks Now!
Amstel Quartet
Johannes Brahms
Sinfonia in B
Joseph Swensen
Johannes Brahms
Sonatas for Viola & Piano Op. 120
Henninge Landaas / Tim Horton
Johannes Brahms
Organ Works
Anders Eidsten Dahl
Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann
Viola Sonatas, Op. 120 Nos. 1 & 2 - Maerchenbilder. Op. 113
Rachel Roberts & Lars Vogt
Johannes Brahms
Brahms: Sy No.1 & Sy No.3
Philharmonia Orch. / Von Dohnanyi
The Original Recordings 1951-1966
Willem van Otterloo
Johannes Brahms, Josef Gabriel von Rheinberger
Sonatas for clarinet & piano
Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer / Hans Eijsackers
Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart-Brahms Clarinet Quintets
Oslo Philharmonic Chamber Group
Johannes Brahms
Sonatas for violin & piano
Linus Roth & José Gallardo
Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet
William Howard
Various composers
Between life and death - Songs and Arias
Christoph Prégardien / Michael Gees
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No.2 & No.4
Philharmonia Orchestra
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Opus 115
Ensemble Walter Boeykens
Johannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms: Sonatas for Violin and Piano Nos 1-3 & Scherzo
Antje Weithaas & Silke Avenhaus
Johannes Brahms, Carla Schumann
J. Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5, Pianostuecke, Op. 119 & C. Schumann: Romance in B Minor
Sheila Arnold
Johannes Brahms
Violin Sonates
Richard Wagner, Marcel Dupré, Johannes Brahms
The Organ of Westminster
Robert Quinney
Various composers
Merry Christmas!
Miranda van Kralingen / Matangi Quartet
Johannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms, Piano quintet in F minor op. 34 & Sextett No 2 in G, op 36
L. Vogt & C. Tetzlaff & I.Faust & V.Eberle & S.Fehlandt & H.Weinmeister & G.Rivinius & J. Steckel
Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms
John Lill plays Brahms and Schumann
John Lill
Merry Christmas
Chicago Brass Quintet
Leonard Bernstein, Johannes Brahms
Brahms & Bernstein
Jaap van Zweden / George Pieterson
Johannes Brahms
The Sextets
Hausmusik London
Four Hands Piano Music
Patricia Verhagen | Paul Komen
Johannes Brahms
The Sonatas for Violoncello and Piano
Godfried Hoogeveen / Frédéric Meinders
Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintets
Paul Komen, Rubio String Quartet
Johannes Brahms
String Quartets 1 & 2
Rubio String Quartet
Johannes Brahms
Piano Works
Ivo Janssen
Ivo Janssen
Brahms String Quartets | Clarinet Quintet
Orpheus Quartet
Hongaarse Dans / De Mooiste Muziek
Various Artists
Saxophone & Piano
Arno Bornkamp / Ivo Janssen
Johannes Brahms
Robert Holl / Rudolf Jansen
Various composers
Nederlandse Orgelpracht Deel 2
Wim van Beek / Gonny van de Maten / Wouter van de Broek
Nieuw Sinfoniett - Lev Markiz - St. Petersburg
Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Lev Markiz