Hungarian Dances 1-21
1 Piano, 4 Hands
by Johannes Brahms
Piano Solo - Sheet Music

Item Number: 3763300
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Piano Piano Duet, 1 Piano, 4 Hands (Piano, 4-hands) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

SKU: HL.51480068

1 Piano, 4 Hands. Composed by Johannes Brahms. Edited by Walter Georgii. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Classical. Collection (softcover). With fingerings. 85 pages. G. Henle #HN68. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480068).

ISBN 9790201800684. UPC: 9790201800684. 9x12 inches.

To this day, Brahms' Hungarian Dances number among his most popular works – although he didn't even write them! As he expressly noted on the title page of the first edition, he “only compiled them for piano duet.” What he meant was that he had taken Hungarian dance tunes, fused them into a larger entity and then had the results published, first in an arrangement for piano duet, since the performance of such duets was extremely popular back then. The first two volumes containing the Dances 1-10 were printed in 1869, and two further volumes with the Dances 11-21 were added by Brahms in 1880.

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About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.