Conducted by the Colombian violinist and conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68. Recorded at Alte Oper Frankfurt on November 5, 2015.
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Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), American violinist Hilary Hahn plays the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms. Conductor: Paavo Järvi. Recorded at Alte Oper Frankfurt on March 21, 2014.
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Moldovan-Austrian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Turkish pianist Fazıl Say perform Johannes Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108. Composed between 1878 and 1888, it is the last violin sonata of the German composer.
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Conducted by Kurt Masur, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra) plays Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73. Leipzig commemorates 20th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution – the 9th of October 1989, at the Church of St. Nicolai, Leipzig, Germany.
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Hungarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest plays Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No.5 at the Wiener Musikverein, Austria.
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Accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Dutch classical violin concert and recording artist Janine Jansen plays the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms at Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
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Accompanied by the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg), French classical pianist Hélène Grimaud performs Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15. Conductor: Michael Gielen. Recorded on April 17, 2005.
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The Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms (WoO 1), are a set of 21 lively dance tunes based mostly on Hungarian themes, completed in 1869. They are among Brahms’s most popular works, and were certainly the most profitable for him.
Only numbers 11, 14 and 16 are entirely original compositions. The most famous Hungarian Dance is No. 5 in F♯ minor, but even this dance was based on the csárdás by Béla Kéler titled “Bártfai emlék” which Brahms mistakenly thought was a traditional folksong.
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