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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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 476-500 of 566 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E30017 10-in. June 1929 Cherry stones Stanley Maxted Male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E21378-E21379 12-in. 1/31/1927 Waltz in A major André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick E21603-E21605 10-in. 2/24/1927 Sapphische Ode Sigrid Onégin Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E21606-E21607 10-in. 2/24/1927 Auf dem Kirchhofe Sigrid Onégin Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XE22424-XE22425 12-in. 4/14/1927 Minnelied Lauritz Melchior Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E23968-E23969 10-in. 7/13/1927 Vergebliches Ständchen Rena Pfiffer Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E24027-E24029 10-in. 7/19/1927 Hungarian dance no. 2 Elly Ney Piano solo composer  
Brunswick E25716-E25717 10-in. 12/21/1927 Die Zigeuner Lia Karina ; Karl Priester Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XC4118 12-in. 8/17/1929 Hungarian dance no. 5 Concert orchestra (unidentified; Brunswick Records) Concert orchestra composer  
Brunswick Ch201-Ch205 10-in. 10/3/1924 Hungarian dance No. 5 (G minor) Cleveland Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Brunswick ChX218-ChX220 12-in. 10/4/1924 Symphony no. 2 : Allegretto Cleveland Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Brunswick Ch228-Ch229 10-in. 10/4/1924 Hungarian dance no. 5 Cleveland Orchestra ; Nikolai Sokoloff Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 49bs 12-in. 1927 Quasi minuetto Buxbaum String Quartet ; Friedrich Buxbaum ; Felix Eyle ; E. Moravez ; M. Starkmann String quartet composer  
Brunswick 993bi 12-in. 1930 Symphony no. 4, E minor Max Fiedler ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 994bi 12-in. 1930 Symphony no. 4, E minor Max Fiedler ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 995½bi 12-in. 1930 Symphony no. 4 Max Fiedler ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 997½bi 12-in. 1930 Symphony no. 4, E minor Max Fiedler ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 998½bi 12-in. 1930 Symphony no. 4, E minor Max Fiedler ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 999bi 12-in. 1930 Symphony no. 4 Max Fiedler ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1000bi 12-in. 1930 Symphony no. 4, E minor Max Fiedler ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1001bi 12-in. 1930 Symphony no. 4 Max Fiedler ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1002½bi 12-in. 1930 Symphony no. 4 Max Fiedler ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1003½bi 12-in. 1930 Symphony no. 4, E minor Max Fiedler ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1004½bi 12-in. 1930 Symphony no. 4, E minor Max Fiedler ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1408½bm 12-in. 10/9/1928 Academic festival overture Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The ; Julius Prüwer Orchestra composer  
(Results 476-500 of 566 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brahms, Johannes," accessed July 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102425.

Brahms, Johannes. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102425.

"Brahms, Johannes." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 July 2024.

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