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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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 426-450 of 567 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W98725 12-in. 1/2/1931 Sonata in G major Arthur Loesser ; Toscha Seidel Violin and piano duet composer  
Columbia W98726 12-in. 1/2/1931 Sonata in G major Arthur Loesser ; Toscha Seidel Violin and piano duet composer  
Columbia W98727 12-in. 1/2/1931 Sonata in G major Arthur Loesser ; Toscha Seidel Violin and piano duet composer  
Columbia W98728 12-in. 1/2/1931 Sonata in G major Arthur Loesser ; Toscha Seidel Violin and piano duet composer  
Columbia W98729 12-in. 1/2/1931 Sonata in G major Arthur Loesser ; Toscha Seidel Violin and piano duet composer  
Columbia W98730 12-in. 1/2/1931 Sonata in G major Arthur Loesser ; Toscha Seidel Violin and piano duet composer  
Columbia W98731 12-in. 1/2/1931 Sonata in G major Arthur Loesser ; Toscha Seidel Violin and piano duet composer  
Columbia W98732 12-in. 1/2/1931 Sonata in G major Arthur Loesser ; Toscha Seidel Violin and piano duet composer  
Columbia 6070 12-in. approximately 1910 Hungarian dance no. 5 Court Symphony Orchestra [U.K.] Orchestra composer  
Columbia 6071 12-in. approximately 1910 Hungarian dance no. 6 Court Symphony Orchestra [U.K.] Orchestra composer  
Columbia 6764 12-in. approximately 1916 Hungarian dance no. 5 New Queen's Hall Orchestra ; Henry J. Wood Orchestra composer  
Columbia 6765 12-in. approximately 1916 Hungarian dance no. 6 New Queen's Hall Orchestra ; Henry J. Wood Orchestra composer  
Columbia 6978 12-in. approximately 1916 Capriccio in C# minor, op. 76 Vladimir de Pachmann Piano solo composer  
Columbia 10464 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Serenata inutile Clara Joanna Soprano vocal solo composer  
Columbia 67579 10-in. between 1911 and 1914 Feinsliebchen Orchestra (unidentified; Columbia Records) String orchestra composer  
Columbia 75361 12-in. approximately 1917 Quartet in B flat, op. 67 : Andante London String Quartet String quartet composer  
Columbia 75362 12-in. approximately 1917 Quartet in B flat, op. 67 : Agitato London String Quartet String quartet composer  
Columbia 75876 12-in. approximately 1917 Quintet in B minor, op. 115 Charles Draper ; London String Quartet Clarinet quintet composer  
Columbia 75877 12-in. approximately 1917 Quintet in B minor, op. 115 Charles Draper ; London String Quartet Clarinet quintet composer  
Columbia 76453 12-in. approximately 1919 Paris and Helene : Gavotte William Murdoch Piano solo arranger  
Columbia 76511 12-in. approximately 1919 Sonata no. 3, in D minor : Adagio Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 76512 12-in. approximately 1919 Scherzo in D minor Hamilton Harty ; Daisy Kennedy Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 90115 10-in. February 1920 Little sandman Columbia Miniature Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia XCO30005 12-in. 3/19/1941 Die Mainacht Lotte Lehmann ; Bruno Walter Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia XCO30006 12-in. 3/19/1941 Feinsliebchen, du sollst mir Nicht barfuss gehen Lotte Lehmann ; Bruno Walter Soprano vocal solo, with piano arranger  
(Results 426-450 of 567 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brahms, Johannes," accessed July 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102425.

Brahms, Johannes. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102425.

"Brahms, Johannes." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102425

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