3 Quartets, Op.31 (Brahms, Johannes)



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Editor First edition [July 1864]
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.[1864]. Plates 10639 to 10641.
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Editor Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857-1929)
Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 20:
Mehrstimmige Gesänge mit Klavier oder Orgel

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 102.
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General Information

Work Title 3 Quartets
Alternative. Title 3 Quartetten
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.31
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3
  1. Wechsellied zum Tanze ("Komm mit, o Schöner")
    Tempo di Menuetto con moto (A-flat major)
  2. Neckereien ("Fürwahr, mein Liebchen")
    Allegretto con grazia (E major)
  3. Der Gang zum Liebchen ("Es glänzt der Mond nieder")
    Con moto e grazioso (E-flat major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1859 (No.1), 1863 (Nos.2 and 3)
First Publication. 1864 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Librettist see listing
  1. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
  2. Josef Wenzig (1807–1876), after a Moravian folksong
  3. Josef Wenzig (1807–1876), after a Bohemian folksong
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 12 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass soloists + Piano
External Links KDH Listening Guide