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Haydn Variations

By Johannes Brahms

Two pianos four-hands - Difficulty: medium
Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Classical Period. Set of performance parts (2 copies included). Opus 56b. 66 pages. Edition Peters #EP3892. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP3892).

Item Number: PE.EP3892

ISBN M-3007-0193-6. 9x12 inches. Key: Bb major.

original. two copies provided

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  • 2007-10-16 00:00:00.0 An original take on a tired form

    I'm not typically a fan of "Theme and Variations," but this particular treatment of a familiar form is wonderful. Brahms takes a somewhat unorthodox "theme" and warps it into many truly exciting variations which manage to deviate strongly from the original while still preserving the basic harmonic structure. The...

    result is a flowing composition which feels more like a sonata than a fragmented set of variations, all working toward a stately but virtuosic finale which will thrill any audience.

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