Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

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Johannes Brahms Conductor: Colin Davis Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Soloists: Alfred Brendel Record label: Decca Catalogue ID: 478 2604

Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb major Opus 83 (4) artwork 4

Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb major Opus 83 (4) Johannes Brahms Conductor: Paavo Jarvi Ensemble: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Soloists: Nicholas Angelich Record label: Virgin Classics Catalogue ID: 50999 26634920

Johannes Brahms Conductor: Simon Rattle Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: EMI Classics Catalogue ID: 50999 26725420

Most shared Brahms features

Cellist plays Brahms on board a flight

Flight attendant calls on cellist to play a Brahms lullaby to help passengers sleep

Rachmaninov to Schumann

We tried putting composers’ names into Google Translate – and here’s what happened

Mobile phone interrupts Brahms

Someone’s phone interrupted a Brahms concert – and it was really awkward

Happy Birthday in the style of Wagner, Verdi and Debussy

What if Wagner had written Happy Birthday – or Verdi, Debussy or Tchaikovsky?

Brahms on banjo

Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, but really fast and on a BANJO

Brahms in Bremen

This orchestra performed Brahms’ Requiem in the place where it was premiered 150 years earlier