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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms (German: [joˈhanəs ˈbʁaːms]; 7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the mid-Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, he spent much of his professional life in Vienna. He is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.

Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, voice, and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become staples of the modern concert repertoire.

Brahms has been considered both a traditionalist and an innovator, by his contemporaries and by later writers. His music is rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. Embedded within those structures are deeply Romantic motifs. While some contemporaries found his music to be overly academic, his contribution and craftsmanship were admired by subsequent figures as diverse as Arnold Schoenberg and Edward Elgar. The detailed construction of Brahms's works was a starting point and an inspiration for a generation of composers.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 7, 1833 (Hamburg), Died April 3, 1897 (Vienna)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 559 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-84686 10-in. 10/15/1934 Die Sonne scheint nicht mehr Nora Mellon Female vocal solo, with piano trio composer  
Victor BVE-87547 10-in. 1/8/1935 Hungarian dances Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-87558 10-in. 1/9/1935 Hungarian dances Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra composer  
Victor BS-88971 10-in. 5/21/1935 It was a lover and his lass Bruno Reibold Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-89860 10-in. 6/5/1935 Fussreise (Tramping) Myrtle C. Eaver ; James Wilkinson Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-92493 10-in. 9/11/1935 Slumber song Myrtle C. Eaver ; Helen Jepson Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-92844 10-in. 7/3/1935 Hungarian dance no. 5 Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-92845 10-in. 7/3/1935 Hungarian dance no. 6 Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-92871 12-in. 10/28/1935 Symphony no.1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-92872 12-in. 10/28/1935 Symphony no.1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-92873 12-in. 10/28/1935 Symphony no.1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-92874 12-in. 10/28/1935 Symphony no.1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-92875 12-in. 10/28/1935 Symphony no.1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-92876 12-in. 10/28/1935 Symphony no.1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-92877 12-in. 10/28/1935 Symphony no.1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-92878 12-in. 10/28/1935 Symphony no.1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-92879 12-in. 10/28/1935 Symphony no.1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-92880 12-in. 10/28/1935 Symphony no.1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BS-95617 10-in. 10/17/1935 Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht Ernő Balogh ; Lotte Lehmann Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-95618 10-in. 10/17/1935 Therese (Theresa) Ernő Balogh ; Lotte Lehmann Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CS-99513 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata no. 2, in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-99514 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata no. 2, in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-99515 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata no. 2, in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-99516 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata no. 2, in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-99517 12-in. 1/31/1936 Sonata no. 2, in A major Emanuel Bay ; Jascha Heifetz Violin and piano duet composer  
(Results 226-250 of 559 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brahms, Johannes," accessed June 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102425.

Brahms, Johannes. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102425.

"Brahms, Johannes." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 June 2024.

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