4 Duets, Op.28 (Brahms, Johannes)




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Editor First edition [December 1863]
Publisher. Info. Vienna: C.A. Spina, n.d.(1863). Plate C.S. 17.958.
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Editor Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857-1929)
Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 22
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 133.
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General Information

Work Title 4 Duets
Alternative. Title 4 Duette
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.28
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 25
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 duets
  1. Die Nonne und der Ritter ("Da die Welt zur Ruh gegangen")
    Andante (G minor)
  2. Vor der Tür ("Tritt auf, tritt auf")
    Vivace (B major)
  3. Es rauschet das Wasser
    In sanfter Bewegung (F major)
  4. Der Jäger und sein Liebchen ("Ist nicht der Himmel so blau?")
    Allegro (F major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1860–62
First Performance. Vienna, 18 December 1863 (Nos.1 and 2)
Vienna, 5 March 1869 (Nos.3 and 4)
First Publication. 1863 – Vienna: C.A. Spina
Librettist No.1 — Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857)
No.2 — German folksong
No.3 — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
No.4 — August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798–1874)
Language German
Dedication Amalie Joachim (1839–1899)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 11 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Alto, Baritone + Piano
External Links KDH Listening Guide
Extra Information Publication first announced in Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1864), p.77.