An  Annotated  Webography  of  Johannes Brahms

The purpose of this selected list of sites is to show the range of what is available on the Internet in regard to Brahms, and as is the nature of this technology, what there is, is always in flux.


A.             Selected Internet Sites for General Music Resources



WWW Links for Musicology
American Musicological Society: Sites of Interest to Musicologists



Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Website and online bibliography of reference sources previously called “Music and Dance Reference.” Devoted to music and dance bibliography and reference, over 7,000 entries.


Los Angeles High School Library
Internet Subject Guides:  Music, n.d.  extensive references to classical music in MIDI format, also photograph archives



Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
Yale University Library: Music Resources on the Web

See Musical Biographical Resources on the Web and Music Research Subject Guide


'Orpheus Musikverzeichnis - das Portal zur Welt der Musik - die Musiksuche - das Musikverzeichnis' (2019)


 Brahms Internet Sites



Berger, Jonathan
“Brahms at the Piano:  Sonic archeology”: An analysis and transcription of the 1889 cylinder recording of Johannes Brahms performance of a segment of his First Hungarian Dance.



Brahms (Composers) Classic fm.

Biography and music, recordings' reviews, comments and guides to the music.


Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897) Piano Society.

Biography and comments on all the works that feature piano (solo, ensemble, orchestral) with audio clips. 


Classical Source.
Use the website's search engine to find Performance and CD reviews of Brahms's music. 


Ezust, Emily
"The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive." This is a useful source for locating texts and translations of Brahms's Lieder and choral works. Vocal works without opus numbers (including folksongs) are also included. Updated almost daily.


Malinowski, Stephen
"Gypsy Brahms Animation: November 7, 2011".
Uses ZRI Ensemble's gypsy reimagining of Op. 25, 2nd mvt. as its basis. 


Naxos on Brahms
"Brahms, Johannes (1833 - 1897)"  "Composers' Biographies and their Works" n.d. Overview of life and works; includes recommended recordings.



Green, Aaron.
"Johannes Brahms" Biography and list of selected works. (23.5.2019)


“Gypsy Brahms Animation”

ZRI Clarinet Quintet’s interpretation of Op. 115 with graphics. (7.11.2011)


Horgan, Sally
"The Spirit of Folk Song in the Lieder of Johannes Brahms" n.d. [PDF file]


Horner, Keith
"On The Trail of . . . Johannes Brahms in Hamburg" n.d.

Music Toronto, 2016



Hyperion Records.
"The Hyperion Catalogue" n.d. Brahms recordings cited



Johannes Brahms (1833-97)
Includes MIDI arrangements of Ungarische Taenze nos. 3, 6, 7 (by B.Travis); and MIDI arrangements of excerpts from Opp. 45 (by M.Petri), 49 (by A.Kitisa), 56b (by F.Raborn), 68 (by F.Raborn), 77 (by A.De Brandt), 118 (by R.Finley)



"Johannes Brahms" Classic Cat. (2018)
Section includes biography, links to mp3 recordings, scores, booklist, comments on music.  


"Johannes Brahms" IMDb [Internet Movie Database]
 Tracks Brahms's music used in film and television, over 500 entries spanning 1929-present day. 


[Mitchell, Sebastian] "Johannes Brahms Biography - Traditional Music, Romantic Passion"
 Favorite Classical Composers (2010-2019). Biography and music.  


"Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)" Classical Net (1995-2018)

Biography and recommended recordings.  In addition to this link, there are references to Brahms in the 'Basic Repertoire'; 'Introduction to Composers and Their Works' (lists and timelines); and 'Reviews and Articles' sections.


Platt, Russell. “The Visual Artists Who Inspired Brahms”
The New Yorker (19.1.2017)


Quigley, Thomas
"Johannes Brahms WebSource." Includes biographical information and a works list; as well as an "Image Gallery"; information on Brahms Societies, Scholars, Festivals and Special Events; plus audio clips from recordings, and an annotated "Webography" of Web resources.




Darvas, János S.

Waren nicht die Frauen. Dr. Brahms, Johannes Brahms”; English version:  “But for Women … Dr. Brahms. Johannes Brahms” [documentary, German & English] (1996). For more information click here.



Lampson, L.D. [Dave Lampson]
"Basic Repertoire List - Romantic Repertoire" 1995. Includes Brahms recordings.


Lampson, L.D. [Dave Lampson]
"Recommended Recordings. Late Keyboard Music" Revision 2. August 5, 1992. Includes Brahms recordings.


Lampson, L.D. [Dave Lampson]
"Recommended Recordings. Late Orchestral Music" Revision 2.2. January 6, 1994. Includes Brahms recordings.


Lampson, L.D. [Dave Lampson]
"Recommended Recordings. Late Chamber Music" Revision 2.1. January 15, 1993. Includes Brahms recordings.




"On the Centennial of the Death of Brahms" in "Davidsbuendler Home Page." n.d. Contains:

o    [Furtwaengler, Wilhelm] "Brahms and the Crisis of Our Time"
English translation of W. Furtwaengler. "Brahms und die Krise unserer Zeit"

o    "Gustav Jenner: Brahms as Man, Teacher and Artist"
Excerpts in English translation from G. Jenner. "Brahms als Mensch, Lehrer und Kuenstler"

o    " Brahms the Progressive?" A look at Arnold Schoenberg's disingenuous essay on Brahms

o    "Brahms’s Late Works" Concerning Brahms' composition method

o    "Brahms’s settings of poetry"

o    "Schiller Institute 2001 presentation on Op. 45" (formerly on Davidsbuendler)
"How Johannes Brahms and Friedrich Schiller Instruct us in Today's Civilizational Crisis"




Platt, Russell
"The Visual Artists Who Inspired Brahms" New Yorker (30.1.2017).



William and Gayle Cook Music Library
Indiana University: "Johannes Brahms: Collections of Songs" n.d. Provides contents information for a number of Brahms song collections held by the Music Library.

Brahms’s Grave
From, includes an article on Brahms's life and music



Service, Tom.  “Five Unexpected Reasons to Embrace Brahms”
The Guardian (24.10.2013)


Lesson Tutor
Student lesson idea on Brahms and Schumann



Lesson Tutor
Information specifically on Brahms from/for Lesson Tutor


 Da capo


Last updated May 2020