Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15 (Brahms, Johannes)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: J. Rieter-Biedermann, 1875. Plate 815.
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Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 6
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Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 6
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Parts

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Publisher. Info. Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.[1861]. Plate 170.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(1927). Plate Orch.B. 3210.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 2 Pianos (Brahms)

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Publisher. Info. Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.[1864]. Plate 336.
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General Information

Work Title Concert für das Pianoforte mit Begleitung des Orchesters
Alternative. Title
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.15
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
I. Maestoso (D minor)
II. Adagio (D major)
III. Rondo. Allegro non troppo (D minor–D major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1854–59
First Performance. 1859-1-22 in Hanover, Kgl. Hoftheater.
Johannes Brahms (piano solo) ; Hoftheater Hofkapelle / Joseph Joachim
First Publication. 1861 (April) – Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann. Plate 170.
  • Solo part – Plate 170, 53 pages
  • Parts – 1862, Plate 170, 20 parts
  • Piano 4-hands – 1864, Plate 336, 75 pages
  • 2 pianos – 1873, Plate 705.
  • Score – 1874, Plate 815, 171 pages
Average DurationAvg. Duration 48 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano solo with Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B, A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (D, B, F), 2 trumpets (D), timpani, string orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
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Version History

  • Composed between 1854 and 1859 for piano with orchestra, using material intended for a projected symphony (1854) and sonata for two pianos (ca.1855-58), neither of which was completed.
  • Also arranged for 2 pianos and for piano 4 hands by Brahms.