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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: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 / St. Anthony Variations / Academic Festival Overture
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Dohnanyi At The Piano (1955, 1956, 1959)
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Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2
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Ferenc Santa: Fiery Melodies
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From Czardas to Jazz
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The Kallai Dynasty
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Symphonic Dances
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Brahms & Grieg: Cellosonaten
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Fantasies
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Alles hat seine Zeit
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Julius Katchen Berlin Recordings (1962, 1964)
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Brahms: Works for Piano
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Brahms by Heart
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Dinner Classics
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Winter Classics (Klassische Musik zum Kuscheln)
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Sir John Barbirolli in New York
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The Art of Arthur Grumiaux
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Brahms: Symphony No. 3 - Debussy: La Mer - Chausson: La mort de l'amour
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The Lyric Clarinet
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Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
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Brahms & Schumann: Works for Clarinet and Piano
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Brahms: Complete Violin Sonatas
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Brahms: Serenade No. 1 - Schicksalslied - Begräbnisgesang
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La Folle Journée fête ses 20 ans
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Monteux in Amsterdam
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