Johannes Brahms was a German pianist and composer in the Romantic Era. Brahms’ family was poor and from an early age he had to play piano around town to help his family earn money. As a composer, Johannes Brahms worked very hard to find just the right notes to make a great piece. He revised his pieces sometimes hundreds of times before he would allow them to be performed. He wrote 4 symphonies and pieces in every genre except opera. He was a hero to many in his time because he wrote with a melodious greatness similar to Beethoven rather than experimenting as some of the other composers of his time were doing.
Hungarian Dance No. 5 / Claudio Abbado, conductor · Berliner Philharmoniker / Recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie, 31 December 1996.
Hungarian Dance No. 6
Hungarian Dance No. 19
Symphony No.3 In F, Op.90 – 3. Poco allegretto by Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Symphony 4 opus 98 – Danmarks Radio SymfoniOrkestret – Guest-conducted by Joshua Weilerstein
Pigs in Polka – a cartoon interpretation of some of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances