Johannes Brahms

Biography

Born: 1833   Died: 1897   Country: Germany   Period: Romantic
The stature of Johannes Brahms among classical composers is well illustrated by his inclusion among the "Three Bs" triumvirate of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. Of all the major composers of the late Romantic era, Brahms was the one most attached to the Classical ideal as manifested in the music of Haydn, Mozart, and especially Beethoven; indeed, Hans von Bülow once characterized Brahms' Symphony No. 1 (1855-1876) as "Beethoven's Tenth." As a Read more youth, Brahms was championed by Robert Schumann as music's greatest hope for the future; as a mature composer, Brahms became for conservative musical journalists the most potent symbol of musical tradition, a stalwart against the "degeneration" represented by the music of Wagner and his school. Brahms' symphonies, choral and vocal works, chamber music, and piano pieces are imbued with strong emotional feeling, yet take shape according to a thoroughly considered structural plan.

The son of a double bassist in the Hamburg Philharmonic Society, Brahms demonstrated great promise from the beginning. He began his musical career as a pianist, contributing to the family coffers as a teenager by playing in restaurants, taverns, and even brothels. Though by his early twenties he enjoyed associations with luminaries like violinists Eduard Reményi and Joseph Joachim, the friend and mentor who was most instrumental in advancing his career was Schumann, who all but adopted him and became his most ardent partisan, and their esteem was mutual. Following Schumann's death in 1856, Brahms became the closest confidant and lifelong friend of the composer's widow, pianist and composer Clara Wieck Schumann. After a life of spectacular musical triumphs and failed loves (the composer was involved in several romantic entanglements but never wed), Brahms died of liver cancer on April 3, 1897.

In every genre in which he composed, Brahms produced works that have become staples of the repertory. His most ambitious work, the German Requiem (1863-1867), is the composer's singular reinterpretation of an age-old form. The four symphonies -- lushly scored, grand in scope, and deeply expressive -- are cornerstones of the symphonic literature. Brahms' concertos are, similarly, in a monumental, quasi-symphonic vein: the two piano concertos (1856-1859 and 1881) and the Violin Concerto (1878) call for soloists with both considerable technical skill and stamina. His chamber music is among the most sophisticated and exquisitely crafted of the Romantic era; for but a single example, his works that incorporate the clarinet (e.g., the Trio in A minor, Op. 114 and the two Sonatas, Op. 120), an instrument largely overlooked by his contemporaries, remain unsurpassed. Though the piano sonata never held for Brahms the same appeal it had for Beethoven (Brahms wrote three to Beethoven's 32), he produced a voluminous body of music for the piano. He showed a particular affinity for variations -- notably, on themes of Schumann (1854), Handel (1861), and Paganini (1862-1863) -- and likewise produced a passel of national dances and character pieces such as ballades, intermezzi, and rhapsodies. Collectively, these constitute one of the essential bodies of work in the realm of nineteenth century keyboard music. Read less
Arthur Rubinstein Plays Brahms
Release Date: 06/12/2012   Label: Rca  
Catalog: 760992   Number of Discs: 9
On sale! $28.98
CD: $23.99
In Stock
On sale!   $28.98   CD:  $23.99 Add CD to Cart

Leon Fleisher Plays Beethoven & Brahms
Release Date: 08/07/2012   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 1918052   Number of Discs: 5
On sale!
CD: $18.49
In Stock
On sale!   $22.98   CD:  $18.49 Add CD to Cart

Brahms: Symphonies, Concertos / Pollini, Batiashvili, Thielemann
Release Date: 09/16/2014   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 002133400   Number of Discs: 4
On sale! $44.98
CD: $38.99
In Stock
On sale!   $44.98   CD:  $38.99 Add CD to Cart

Brahms: Complete Piano Trios, Clarinet Trio, Horn Trio
Release Date: 10/14/2014   Label: Hyperion  
Catalog: 22082   Number of Discs: 2
On sale! $45.98
CD: $17.99
In Stock
On sale!   $45.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

Brahms: Viola Sonatas
Release Date: 02/11/2014   Label: Msr  
Catalog: 1479   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $13.98
CD: $10.99
In Stock
On sale!   $13.98   CD:  $10.99 Add CD to Cart

Work: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77

Browse 176-200 of 231 Available Recordings
1 2 ... 7 8 9 10
  • 176.
    Brahms, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos / Leonid Kogan, Et Al
    Label: Testament   Catalog: 1225 Release Date: 10/08/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Leonid Kogan
    Conductor:  Constantin Silvestri,  Charles Bruck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
    On sale! $25.98
    CD: $21.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $25.98   CD:  $21.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 177.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto, Double Concerto / Shaham, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 469529 Release Date: 10/08/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Gil Shaham,  Jian Wang
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    Recommendation
    CD: $15.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $15.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 178.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto, Clarinet Quintet / Busch, Kell
    Label: Music & Arts Programs Of America   Catalog: 1107 Release Date: 09/24/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Reginald Kell,  Adolf Busch
    Conductor:  William Steinberg
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Busch String Quartet,  New York Philharmonic
    Recommendation
    Low Stock
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 179.
    Brahms, Sibelius: Violin Concertos / Ginette Neveu
    Label: Emi Great Recordings Of The Century   Catalog: 61011 Release Date: 09/10/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Jean Sibelius
    Performer:  Ginette Neveu
    Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen,  Walter Susskind
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 180.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto; Mozart / Oistrakh, Klemperer
    Label: Emi Classics Encore   Catalog: 74724 Release Date: 08/13/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  David Oistrakh,  Igor Oistrakh
    Conductor:  Otto Klemperer,  David Oistrakh
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    Recommendation
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $5.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 181.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto, Etc / Stern, Rose, Ormandy, Et Al
    Label: Sony Classical Essential Classics   Catalog: 89835 Release Date: 01/29/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Isaac Stern,  Leonard Rose
    Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
    CD: $6.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $6.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 182.
    Brahms, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos / Hahn, Marriner, Asmf
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 89649 Release Date: 11/13/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Hilary Hahn
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
    Recommendation
    CD: $11.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 183.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto;  Beethoven: Symphony No 5 / Rattle
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 557165 Release Date: 11/06/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 184.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto;  Schumann: Symphony No 1 / Fiedler
    Label: Music & Arts Programs Of America   Catalog: 1092 Release Date: 10/23/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Siegfried Borries
    Conductor:  Max Fiedler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 185.
    Beethoven, Brahms: Violin Concertos / Steinberg, Milstein
    Label: Emi Great Recordings Of The Century   Catalog: 67584 Release Date: 09/11/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Nathan Milstein
    Conductor:  William Steinberg
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 186.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto;  Et Al / Neveu, Dobrowen, Et Al
    Label: Dutton Laboratories/Vocalion   Catalog: 9710 Release Date: 08/14/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Grigoras Dinicu,  Manuel de Falla,  Maurice Ravel,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Ginette Neveu,  Jean Neveu
    Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 187.
    Westminster - Brahms, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos / Morini
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 471200 Release Date: 06/12/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Erica Morini
    Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Recommendation
    ArkivCD $16.99
    Special Order
    MP3 Available
    ArkivCD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 188.
    Legendary Treasures - Yehudi Menuhin Vol 1 - Bach, Et Al
    Label: Doremi Records   Catalog: 7781 Release Date: 05/01/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Niccolò Paganini,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin
    Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult,  Georg Schnéevoigt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  New Friends of Music Orchestra
    On sale! $38.98
    CD: $34.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $38.98   CD:  $34.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 189.
    Brahms: Symphony No 3, Hungarian Dances / Karajan
    Label: Dg Panorama   Catalog: 469124 Release Date: 01/23/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff,  Christa Ludwig,  Pinchas Zukerman,  Daniel Barenboim  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Böhm,  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Chamber Choir,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    Recommendation
    On sale! $24.98
    ArkivCD $21.99
    Low Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $24.98   ArkivCD:  $21.99 Add to Cart

    MP3:  $11.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 190.
    References - Brahms: Violin Concerto, Etc / Menuhin, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics Special Import   Catalog: 63496 Release Date: 01/09/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Edgar Schann,  Emanuel Brabec,  Willi Boskovsky
    Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 191.
    Beethoven: Symphony No 2; Brahms Violin Concerto / Mitropoulos, Francescatti
    Label: Orfeo D'or   Catalog: 534001 Release Date: 09/19/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Zino Francescatti
    Conductor:  Dimitri Mitropoulos
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    CD: $19.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $19.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 192.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto, Double Concerto
    Label: Eloquence   Catalog: 468172 Release Date: 09/12/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Henryk Szeryng,  János Starker
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Import CD
    $12.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 193.
    Label: Music & Arts Programs Of America   Catalog: 4780 Release Date: 08/22/2000   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  Max Bruch,  Franz Schubert,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Guila Bustabo,  Gaspar Cassadó,  Herman Krebbers,  Walter Gieseking  ... 
    Conductor:  Willem Mengelberg
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $39.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 194.
    Artists Of The Century - Jascha Heifetz - The Supreme
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 63470 Release Date: 02/08/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Alexander Glazunov,  Jean Sibelius,  Max Bruch  ... 
    Performer:  Brooks Smith,  Jascha Heifetz,  Osian Ellis
    Conductor:  Walter Hendl,  Sir Malcolm Sargent,  Fritz Reiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  New Symphony Orchestra
    Recommendation
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $16.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 195.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto;  Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 / Oleg
    Label: Denon Records   Catalog: 79944 Release Date: 11/29/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Max Bruch
    Performer:  Raphaël Oleg
    Conductor:  Libor Pesek
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 196.
    Strings - Fritz Kreisler - The Concerto Recordings Vol 1
    Label: Enterprise   Catalog: 99394 Release Date: 08/17/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Fritz Kreisler
    Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli,  Landon Ronald
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
    On sale! $19.98
    CD: $18.49
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $19.98   CD:  $18.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 197.
    Brahms, Saint-saëns: Violin Concertos / Oliveira, Et Al
    Label: Artek   Catalog: 3 Release Date: 08/10/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Elmar Oliveira
    Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 198.
    Ginette Neveu - Beethoven, Brahms, Chausson, Ravel
    Label: Music & Arts Programs Of America   Catalog: 4837 Release Date: 05/18/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Maurice Ravel,  Johannes Brahms,  Ernest Chausson
    Performer:  Ginette Neveu
    Conductor:  Hans Rosbaud,  Charles Munch,  Antal Doráti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Hague Residentie Orchestra
    On sale! $29.99
    CD: $26.49
    Back Order
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $29.99   CD:  $26.49 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $19.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 199.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto / Perlman, Giulini, Chicago
    Label: Emi Great Recordings Of The Century   Catalog: 66992 Release Date: 05/04/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman
    Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Recommendation
    CD: $11.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 200.
    Brahms, Beethoven: Violin Concertos / Rosand, Inouye, Et Al
    Label: Vox Classics   Catalog: 7902 Release Date: 04/27/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Aaron Rosand
    Conductor:  Derrick Inouye
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

1 2 ... 7 8 9 10