16 Waltzes, Op.39 (Brahms, Johannes)

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Performances

Recordings

For Piano Duet (Brahms)

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Christoph Lahme (2011/7/20)

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For Piano solo (Brahms)

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Performer Pages Martha Goldstein (Piano)
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For 2 Clarinets (Hughes)

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Performer Pages Matthew Hughes (clarinets)
Performers Matthew Hughes, clarinet 1 and anonymous, clarinet 2
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For Orchestra (Sargeant)

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Publisher Info. Washington, DC: Fairy's Kiss Publishing, 2012.
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Waltz in A-flat major (No.15)

For Piano solo (Brahms)

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Reccmo (2012/4/11)

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Sheet Music

Scores

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Winterthur & Leipzig: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.[1866]. Plate 470.
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Juang (2007/6/1)

Editor Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857-1929)
Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 12:
Werke für Klavier zu vier Händen
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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 46.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Orchestra (Sargeant)

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Publisher. Info. Washington, DC: Fairy's Kiss Publishing, 2012
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For String Quintet (Thieriot)

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Arranger Ferdinand Thieriot (1838-1919)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: J. Rieter-Biedermann, 1893. Plate 1873.
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For Piano solo (Brahms)

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Publisher. Info. Composer's manuscript (holograph), n.d.[ca.1865].
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Publisher. Info. Winterthur & Leipzig: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.[1866]. Plate 524.
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Editor Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857-1929)
Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 14 (pp.33-46)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 61.
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For Simplified Piano (Brahms)

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Publisher. Info. Winterthur & Leipzig: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.[1866]. Plate 525.
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Editor Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857-1929)
Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 14 (pp.47-60)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 61a.
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For 2 Clarinets (Hughes)

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For 2 Pianos, 4 hands (Brahms)

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Editor First edition + reprint
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: J. Rieter-Biedermann, 1897. Plate 2148.
Reprinted Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1915). Plate 10179.
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For Harmonium (Karg-Elert)
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Waltz in B minor (No.11)

For Violin and Piano (Hochstein)

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Waltz in A major (No.15)

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For Violin and Piano (Hochstein)

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For Violin and Piano (Wessely)

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For 2 Banjos or Mandolins

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For Piano solo (Brahms)

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General Information

Work Title Waltzes
Alternative. Title Walzer
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.39
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 16 numbers
  1. Tempo giusto (B major)
  2. (E major)
  3. (G minor)
  4. Poco sostenuto (E minor)
  5. (E major)
  6. Vivace (C major)
  7. Poco più Andante (C minor)
  8. (B major)
  9. (D minor)
  10. (G major)
  11. (B minor)
  12. (E major)
  13. (C major)*
  14. (A minor)*
  15. (A major)*
  16. (D minor)*
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1865
First Performance. 1866-11-23 in Oldenburg, Großherzoglicher Hof. (piano 4-hands)
Clara Schumann and Albert Dietrich (piano)

1867-3-17 in Vienna, Redoutensaal

Stephanie Vrabely and Seraphine Tausig (pianos)

1868-11-15 in Hamburg (piano solo)

Johannes Brahms (piano) – unknown number of selections.
First Publication. 1866 – Winterthur & Leipzig: J. Rieter-Biedermann
  • Piano 4-hands – Plate 470, 33 pages
  • Piano solo – Plates 524-525, 18 and 16 pages (concert and simplified)
  • 2 Pianos (5 selections) – 1897, Plate 2148, 16 pages
Dedication Eduard Hanslick (1825–1904)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 19 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano (4 hands)
External Links Wikipedia article
KDH Listening Guide


Misc. Comments

Version History

  • Composed for piano 4 hands, 1865
  • Arranged for solo piano by Brahms, 1865, with keys of Nos. 13-16 shifted down a half-step (first performance in this version: Hamburg, 15 November 1868; first published in 1867)
  • Nos.1, 2, 8, 11, 14, 15 were also arranged for 2 pianos by Brahms, 1867 (first performance in this version: Vienna, 17 March 1867; first published (except No.8) in 1897)