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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is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.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 176-200 of 559 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-64100 10-in. 4/3/1931 Symphony no. 4 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-64334 10-in. 10/13/1930 Hungarian dance no. 6 in D flat major Ignace Jan Paderewski Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-64335 10-in. 10/13/1930 Hungarian dance no. 7 in F major Ignace Jan Paderewski Piano solo composer  
Victor 65410 10-in. 3/14/1932 Valsas Ofélia Nascimento Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-69001 10-in. 4/3/1931 Symphony no. 4 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor LCVE-69052 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 12/4/1931 Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer Helen Watlington Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor LBRC-69643 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 5/21/1931 Salon suite no. 1 Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BRC-71993 10-in. 3/23/1932 Lullaby Anna Howard Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-73072 10-in. 7/7/1932 Wie froh und frisch Conrad Thibault ; Theodore Walstrum Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BSHQ-73073 10-in. 7/7/1932 Der gang zum liebcher (The watchful lover) Conrad Thibault ; Theodore Walstrum Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CS-73074 12-in. 7/7/1932 O wüsst' ich doch den Weg zurück Conrad Thibault ; Theodore Walstrum Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CS-73077 12-in. 7/8/1932 Vor der Thur (At the door) Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier ; Conrad Thibault Vocal duet (contralto and baritone), with piano composer  
Victor CS-73078 12-in. 7/8/1932 Die Nonne und der Ritter Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier ; Conrad Thibault Vocal duet (contralto and baritone), with piano composer  
Victor CS-73079 12-in. 7/8/1932 Es rauschet das Wasser Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier ; Conrad Thibault Vocal duet (contralto and baritone), with piano composer  
Victor CS-73084 12-in. 7/8/1932 Wenn ich mit Menschen Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CS-73085 12-in. 7/8/1932 Denn es gehet dem Menschen Rose Bampton ; Sylvan Levin Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-73086 10-in. 7/8/1932 Ich wandte mich und sahe an Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-73087 10-in. 7/8/1932 O tod wie bitter bist du Rose Bampton ; Wilfrid Pelletier Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CS-75162 12-in. 3/4/1933 Symphony no. 4, in E minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-75163 12-in. 3/4/1933 Symphony no. 4, in E minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor LCS-75164 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 3/4/1933 Symphony no. 4, in E minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-75165 12-in. 3/4/1933 Symphony no. 4, in E minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor LCS-75166 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 3/4/1933 Symphony no. 4, in E minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-75167 12-in. 3/4/1933 Symphony no. 4, in E minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-75168 12-in. 3/4/1933 Symphony no. 4, in E minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
(Results 176-200 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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