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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German Romantic composer.



Brahms: The Symphonies
Brahms: The Symphonies
Riccardo Chailly gives us a new perspective on the complete Brahms symphonies and concertos. 

UNI219  

Brahms: Violin Concerto, Hungarian Dances; Bartok: Rhapsodies
Brahms: Violin Concerto, Hungarian Dances; Bartok: Rhapsodies
An exciting collaboration between Chaiily and Kavakos with their performance of Brahms. 

UNI220  

Brahms: Klavierquartett, Op.25 / Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op.88
Brahms: Klavierquartett, Op.25 / Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op.88
Some of the top soloists in contemporary classical music perform works by Brahms and Schumann. 

UNI068  

Duo
Duo
Two of classical music’s most intriguing, engaging and alluring artists. 

UNI163  

Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
Anna Malikova and the Duisburg Philharmonic perform Brahms’ Concert for Piano and Orchestra No.2 

ACO41912  

Other Love Songs
Other Love Songs
One of Britain’s most exciting young ensembles returns with an album you’re destined to love… 

CKD 382  

Brahms/arr. Lazic - Piano Concerto no.3
Brahms/arr. Lazic - Piano Concerto no.3
A world premiere recording of Brahms’s Violin Concerto for Piano and Orchestra 

CCS SA 29410  

Brahms: Nanie, Gesang der Parzen, Alto Rhapsody, Schicksalslied
Brahms: Nanie, Gesang der Parzen, Alto Rhapsody, Schicksalslied
Robin Ticciati won an ECHO Award for this recording and gained a wealth of favourable reviews. 

TUDOR7167  

Brahms Symphony No. 1 / Haydn Variations
Brahms Symphony No. 1 / Haydn Variations
An outstanding performance of Brahm's monumental work 

CCS SA 28309  

Brahms Symphony Nos. 2 & 3
Brahms Symphony Nos. 2 & 3
Awarded 10/10 by ClassicsToday.com 

PTC 5186 308  

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D / Double Violin Concerto in A minor
Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D / Double Violin Concerto in A minor
Julia Fischer and Daniel Muller-Schot perform Brahms. 

PTC 5186 066  

Brahms Clarinet Quintet
Brahms Clarinet Quintet
A beautiful and historically notable programme of Brahms, Mozart, Glazunov and Sweeny. 

CKD 278  

Brahms: Violin Concerto & Hungarian Dances
Brahms: Violin Concerto & Hungarian Dances
Another triumphant success for director Joseph Swensen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 

BKD 224  

Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria, where he was a leader of the musical scene. In his lifetime, Brahms's popularity and influence were considerable; following a comment by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow, he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs".

Brahms composed for piano, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra, and for 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. 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 is often considered both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Baroque and Classical masters. He was a master of counterpoint, the complex and highly disciplined art for which Johann Sebastian Bach is famous, and of development, a compositional ethos pioneered by Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, and other composers. Brahms aimed to honour the "purity" of these venerable "German" structures and advance them into a Romantic idiom, in the process creating bold new approaches to harmony and melody. 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.