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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: 25 Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 & 8 Piano Pieces, Op. 76 (Live)
OC19112B
  
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15 & 4 Ballades, Op. 10
ODE1330-2
  
Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
CHSA5236
  
Soirée
PTC5186671
24 FLAC Discount Soirée captures the atmosphere of informal, ...
  
Schumann, Brahms & Others: Works for Cello & Orchestra
Steinway30123
  
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem
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24 FLAC Discount Brahms's Requiem, completed in 1868, draws o...
  
Brahms: A German Requiem, Op. 45 (London Version)
8.573952
  
Belle époque
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Bruch, Brahms & Schubert: Chamber Works
ORC100098
  
Brahms: Works for Clarinet
ORC100099
  
Brahms: Intermezzi, Rhapsodies
AP173D
24 FLAC Discount Following a previous recording devoted to Mo...
  
Brahms – The Five Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Vol.1
BIS2369
Asked the question ‘How many sonatas for violin and piano did Jo...
  
Brahms: Violin Concerto, Op. 77 & Double Concerto, Op. 102
8.573772
  
Brahms & Bruckner: Motets
SIGCD430
  
Sinfonia in B: Brahms/Swensen
SIGCD191
  
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 & Klavierstücke, Op. 76
LDV61D
24 FLAC Discount In March 2016, Geoffroy Couteau presented th...
  
Carolyn Sampson – Reason in Madness
BIS2353
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Debussy: Cello Sonata, L. 135 - Brahms: Clarinet Trio, Op. 114
Steinway30109
  
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor (Orch. A. Schoenberg) - Parry: Elegy for Brahms
ODE1314-2
This new recording by Gävle Symphony Orchestra with conductor Ja...
  
Schumann, Kilpinen & Brahms: Vocal Works
SIGCD554
  
Salut d’amour – violin favourites
BIS2382
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 - Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
AP191D
After a first exciting solo disc of Mozart's Sonatas on the fort...
  
Schumann: Spanisches Liederspiel, Op. 74 - Brahms: 18 Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 (Live)
C953181B
  
Brahms: Symphony No. 3, Op. 90 - Leif Segerstam: Symphony No. 294
ABCD420
  
Brahms: Violin Sonatas
GCD924201
  
Brahms: Violin Sonatas
OC18080B
  
Schubert: Symphony No. 5, D. 485 - Brahms: Serenade No. 2, Op. 16 (Live)
SDG729
  
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 & Tragic Overture, Op. 81 (Live)
CP17093018
  
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 & Tragic Overture
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Brahms - Symphony No.3
BIS2319
Having given us acclaimed cycles of the symphonies of Schubert a...
  
Brahms: Opus 38 & 39
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Poetry Album
910244-2
  
Voice of the Horn
8573815
  
The Asia Tour, Vol. 1
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These performances are drawn from the Berliner Philharmoniker's ...
  
The Asia Tour
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These performances are drawn from the Berliner Philharmoniker's ...
  
Late Works by Mozart, Schubert & Brahms
GEN18603
  
Album d'un voyageur
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24 FLAC Discount A journey through the folklore of many diffe...
  
Brahms: Sonatas for Piano & Violin on Period Instruments
ODE1315-2
  
For Glenn Gould
DSL-92220
  
Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 10
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