Brahms

Johannes Brahms

(1833-1897)

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist, and one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria, where he was a leader of the musical scene. In his lifetime, Brahms’ popularity and influence were considerable; following a comment by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow, he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the Three Bs.

Brahms composed for piano, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra, and for voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works; he also worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim. Many of his works have become staples of the modern concert repertoire. Brahms, an uncompromising perfectionist, destroyed many of his works and left some of them unpublished.

Various

  • Waltz in A-flat
  • Capriccio in B minor Opus 76, No. 2
  • Intermezzo in B-flat Opus 76, No. 4
  • Intermezzo in A Opus 76, No. 6
  • Intermezzo in A minor Opus 76, No. 7
  • Rhapsody in G minor Opus 79, No. 2
  • Capriccio in D minor Opus 116, No. 1
  • Intermezzo in A minor Opus 116, No. 2
  • Capriccio in G minor Opus 116, No. 3
  • Intermezzo in E Opus 116, No. 4
  • Intermezzo in E Opus 116, No. 6
  • Capriccio in D minor Opus 116, No. 7
  • Intermezzo in E-flat Opus 117, No. 1
  • Intermezzo in C-sharp minor Opus 117, No. 3
  • Intermezzo in A Opus 118, No. 2
  • Ballade in G minor Opus 118, No. 3