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Johannes Brahms



German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).
Brahms maintained a Classical sense of form and order in his works - in contrast to the opulence of the music of many of his contemporaries. Thus many admirers (though not necessarily Brahms himself) saw him as the champion of traditional forms and "pure music," as opposed to the New German embrace of program music.
Brahms venerated Beethoven: in the composer's home, a marble bust of Beethoven looked down on the spot where he composed, and some passages in his works are reminiscent of Beethoven's style. The main theme of the finale of Brahms's First Symphony is reminiscent of the main theme of the finale of Beethoven's Ninth, and when this resemblance was pointed out to Brahms he replied that any ass 'jeder Esel' could see that.
Ein deutsches Requiem was partially inspired by his mother's death in 1865, but also incorporates material from a Symphony he started in 1854, but abandoned following Schumann's suicide attempt. He once wrote that the Requiem "belonged to Schumann". The first movement of this abandoned Symphony was re-worked as the first movement of the First Piano Concerto.
 



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Brahms: Violin Sonatas
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Brahms: Serenade No. 1 - Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht
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Brahms: Choral Works
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The Arrival of Night
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Brahms: Haydn Variations - Symphony No. 1
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Caprice viennois
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Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 3
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Melancholy
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Hebbel Lieder
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Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102
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Beethoven, Kodály, Brahms & Berlioz: Orchestral Works (Live)
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Schumann & Brahms: Pieces for Clarinet & Piano
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Le Piano Danse
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Brahms: Sonata No. 1 & 2 for Clarinet and Piano - Trio in A Minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
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Brahms - Piano works vol. 2
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Mendelssohn & Brahms: String Quartets
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Brahms: Symphony No. 1
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Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas, Op. 120
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Piano Concertos
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Goethe: Klassische Vertonungen
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Brahms: Liederreihe, Op. 32, 4 Ernste Gesänge & ausgewählte Lieder
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Music for Brass Septet
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Sonatas for Violin & Piano
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Summer Classics
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Frühlingsmelodien - Melodies of Spring
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Das Galakonzert aus der Semperoper
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Brahms: Deutsches Requiem (Ein) / 2 Motets
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Beethoven: Clarinet Trio / Brahms: Clarinet Trio
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Hungarian Dances
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Viola Recital: Golani, Rivka – Brahms, J. / Kreisler, F. / Heuberger, R. / Gaertner, E. / Paganini, N. / Gluck, C.W. / Rachmaninov, S. (Encores)
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Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1-21
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Brahms: Variations On A Theme by Paganini / 16 Waltzes / Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words (Excerpts)
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Pictures From Borsod Played by Zoltan Horvath
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