Johannes Brahms
The German composer, pianist, and conductor
* 7. Mai 1833 in Hamburg
† 3. April 1897 in Wien

Johannes Brahms was one of the most significant composers of the 2nd half of 19th century. His works greatly enriched the romantic repertory.
 Brahms maintained a classical sense of form and order in his works, in contrast to the opulence of the music of many of his contemporaries.

Johannes Brahms - Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 73
Maestro Carlos Kleiber - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
October 6, 1991, Goldener Saal des Wiener Musikvereins
 Uraufführung 30. Dezember 1877 in Wien

Conductor Sir Simon Rattle talks about Brahms and Schumann