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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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 501-525 of 567 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick 1408½bm 12-in. 10/9/1928 Academic festival overture Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The ; Julius Prüwer Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1409bm 12-in. 10/9/1928 Academic festival overture Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The ; Julius Prüwer Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1410bm 12-in. 10/9/1928 Academic festival overture Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The ; Julius Prüwer Orchestra composer  
Brunswick [Br U.K. cat 20070-a] 12-in. approximately Feb. 1929 Die Mainacht Eric Marshall Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 2580bh 10-in. 1930 Hungarian dance no. 1 Wilhelm Furtwängler ; Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin, The Orchestra composer  
Edison 1018 Not documented 5/1/1912 Hungarian dance no. 9 Kathleen Parlow Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 2396 10-in. 7/24/1913 Hungarian dance no. 7 André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 2399 10-in. 7/24/1913 Hungarian dance no. 5 André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 2407 10-in. 8/14/1913 Hungarian dance no. 1 André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 3375 10-in. 10/2/1914 Hungarian dance no. 6 André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 3395 10-in. 10/2/1914 Hungarian dance no. 8 Albert Spalding Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 3396 10-in. 10/2/1914 Hungarian dance no. 2 Albert Spalding Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 3605 10-in. 2/25/1915 Von ewiger Liebe Margarete Matzenauer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4016 10-in. 7/26/1915 Hungarian dance no. 2 Helen Ware Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 4112 10-in. 9/14/1915 Hungarian dance no. 7 André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 4431 10-in. 1/18/1916 Hungarian dance no. 2 Francis Moore ; Helen Ware Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 6629 10-in. 2/20/1919 Menuetto all'antico The Fleming Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Edison 9470 10-in. 4/17/1924 Danse hongroise Rudy Wiedoeft Saxophone solo, with piano composer  
Edison 11132 10-in. 7/28/1926 Hungarian dance no. 5 Hotel Commodore Ensemble Instrumental ensemble composer  
Edison 18465 10-in. 5/3/1928 Hungarian dance no. 8 Raymond Bauman ; Kathleen Parlow Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 19174 10-in. 4/29/1929 Wiegenlied Elsbeth Nolte Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with violin and piano composer  
Edison N-231 12-in. 5/3/1928 Hungarian dance no. 8 Raymond Bauman ; Kathleen Parlow Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison N-876 10-in. 4/29/1929 Wiegenlied Elsbeth Nolte Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with violin and piano composer  
Gramophone 217y 10-in. 8/27/1903 Hungarian dance no. 2 in D minor Joseph Joachim Violin solo, with piano composer  
Gramophone 0LA837 10-in. 1/21/1936 Hungarian dance no. 1 in G minor Marcel Gazelle ; Yehudi Menuhin Violin solo, with piano composer  
(Results 501-525 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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