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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: Piano Works
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Schumann & Brahms: Vocal Quartets
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Brahms: Complete piano Trios
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Brahms: Symphony No. 4 - Schubert: Symphony No. 8,
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Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge
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Brahms: String Quartet No. 1 & Piano Quintet
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1, Op. 15
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Gernsheim & Brahms: Piano Quintets, Opp. 63 & 34
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Lutoslawski: Concerto for orchestra - Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor
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Schubert, Schumann, Brahms & Wagner: Rheinmädchen
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Brahms: Piano Works
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Original SWR Tapes Remastered: Ivry Gitlis (1962-1986)
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Brahms, Mendelssohn & Beethoven: Works for Cello
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Brahms: Piano Quartet Op. 60 & Piano Trio Op. 8
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Brahms: Cello sonatas
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Brahms: Horn Trio, Op. 40 & Violin Sonata, Op. 78
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Incandescent Piano Recital
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Brahms: The 3 Piano Trios
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Deutsche Volkslieder
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Leise Töne Der Brust
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Brahms – The Complete Solo Piano Music (III)
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Brahms, Debussy, Román, Granados & Ruiz: Piano Works
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Brahms: Violin Concerto & String Quintet, Op. 111
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Brahms & Hindemith: Clarinet Quintets
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Hungarian Rhapsody
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O heilige Nacht: Romantic Choral Music for Christmas
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Herbert Schuch: The OehmsClassics Recordings
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Dvořák - Schumann - Milhaud - Kablewski - Beethoven - Brahms - Boccherini: Cello Concertos & Sonatas
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Piano Duets
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 83 & Symphony No. 4, Op. 98
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Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 5
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Mozart & Brahms: String Quintets
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Regards imaginaires
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Brahms: Cello Sonatas & Songs
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Dvořák & Brahms: String Quintets
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Quiet Classics
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Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Live)
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Brahms, Schumann & Dietrich: Violin Sonatas Op. 100 & 108
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