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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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 151-175 of 559 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-49187 10-in. 12/14/1928 Waltz in A flat Victor Symphonic Band Band composer  
Victor CVE-51057 12-in. 3/21/1929 Capriccio in B minor Harold Bauer Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-51057 10-in. 3/22/1929 Capriccio in B minor Harold Bauer Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-51854 10-in. 5/24/1929 Lullaby Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus composer  
Victor BVE-51867 10-in. 7/2/1929 Waltz in A flat S. Archer Gibson Organ solo composer  
Victor CVE-51925 12-in. 4/25/1929 Wiegenlied (Lullaby song) Hulda Lashanska Soprano vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra (takes 1 and 2); with orchestra (take 3) composer  
Victor BVE-55390 10-in. 9/5/1929 Holiday march (German) Bruno Reibold ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-55392 10-in. 9/6/1929 Waltz in A flat Bruno Reibold ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-55914 10-in. 9/11/1929 Lullaby Alexander Schmidt Violin solo, with cello, clarinet, and piano composer  
Victor BVE-57579 10-in. 12/4/1929 Die Mainacht Margaret Halstead Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-57601 10-in. 11/7/1929 Waltzes (Op. 52, nos. 1, 11, 4, 10) Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-58698 10-in. 3/13/1930 An ein Veilchen Mrs. J. R. Hewitt Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-63629 10-in. 9/6/1930 Schneeglockehen Amelita Galli-Curci Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-64088 10-in. 4/3/1931 Symphony no. 4 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-64089 10-in. 4/3/1931 Symphony no. 4 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-64090 10-in. 4/3/1931 Symphony no. 4 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-64091 10-in. 4/3/1931 Symphony no. 4 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-64092 10-in. 4/3/1931 Symphony no. 4 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-64093 10-in. 4/3/1931 Symphony no. 4 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-64094 10-in. 4/3/1931 Symphony no. 4 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-64095 10-in. 4/3/1931 Symphony no. 4 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-64096 10-in. 4/3/1931 Symphony no. 4 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-64097 10-in. 4/3/1931 Symphony no. 4 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-64098 10-in. 4/3/1931 Symphony no. 4 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-64099 10-in. 4/3/1931 Symphony no. 4 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
(Results 151-175 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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