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Hungarian Dances Nos 3, 5, 11 and 16

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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms (orch. Sheen)


This work bears the designation WoO1.


General Info

Year: 1869 / 1985
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Edwin F. Kamus
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $40.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Horn in F I-II-III-IV


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Hungarian Dances (German: Ungarische Tänze) by Johannes Brahms (WoO 1), are a set of 21 lively dance tunes based mostly on Hungarian themes, completed in 1869.

They vary from about a minute to four minutes in length. They are among Brahms's most popular works, and were certainly the most profitable for him. Each dance has been arranged for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles. Brahms originally wrote the version for piano four hands and later arranged the first 10 dances for solo piano.

Only numbers 11, 14 and 16 are entirely original compositions. The most famous Hungarian Dance is No. 5 in F♯ minor, which was based on the csárdás by Béla Kéler titled "Bártfai emlék" which Brahms mistakenly thought was a traditional folksong.

The Hungarian Dances bear many resemblances to, and may have influenced, the Slavonic Dances of Antonín Dvořák.

- Program Note from, Wikipedia


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