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

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 Complete Score
#311060 - 20.85MB, 172 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 1959x

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PMLP02760-JBrahms Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15 fullscore 1875.pdf
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Leipzig: J. Rieter-Biedermann, 1875. Plate 815.

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 Complete Score (scan) (Preview)
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 Complete Score (Preview)
#03190 - 5.99MB, 91 pp. -  5.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (12) - V*/V*/V* - 15109x

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TN-Brahms Werke Band 6 Breitkopf JB 15 Op 15 scan.jpg
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Hans Gál (1890-1987)

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Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 6
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 15.

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 I. Maestoso
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 II. Adagio
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 III. Rondo. Allegro non troppo
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Brahms piano concerto no.1.pdf
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Hans Gál (1890-1987)

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Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 6
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 15.

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Piano solo

 Piano Score (with orchestral cues)
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PMLP02760-BraWV, S. 54.pdf
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Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.[1861]. Plate 170.

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 String Parts (Violins I, II, Violas, Cellos/Basses, Basses
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PMLP02760-Brahms-Op015feSTR.pdf
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Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.[1862]. Plate 170.

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 Flute 1, 2
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 Oboe 1, 2
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 Clarinet 1, 2 (in B, A)
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 Bassoon 1, 2
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 Horn 1, 2 (in D), 3, 4 (in B)
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 Trumpet 1, 2 (in D)
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 Timpani
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 Violins I
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 Violins II
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 Violas
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 Cellos
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 Basses
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PMLP02760-Brahms-Op015.Flute.pdf
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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(1927). Plate Orch.B. 3210.

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New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 2 Pianos (Brahms)

 Complete Score
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TN-JBrahms Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15 arr2pianos ms.jpg
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Composer's manuscript (holograph), n.d.(ca.1873).

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 Complete Score
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SIBLEY1802.25572.637d-39087011953488score.pdf
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Leipzig: J. Rieter-Beidermann, n.d.[1873]. Plate 705.

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For 2 Pianos (Singer)

 Complete Score
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Brahms-Op015-2pf.pdf
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Otto Singer II (1863-1931)

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1927). Plate 29815.

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For Piano 4 hands (Brahms)

 I. Maestoso
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 II. Adagio
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 III. Rondo. Allegro non troppo
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TN-JBrahms Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15 arr4hands ms.jpg
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Composer's manuscript (holograph), n.d. (ca.1863–64).

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 Complete Score
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Brahms-PfConcOp15ar4h.pdf
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Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.[1864]. Plate 336.

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Mineola: Dover Publications, 1991.

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Published April, 1864.

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 Complete Score
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 Color cover
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SIBLEY1802.17195.880f-39087011960855score.pdf
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Leipzig : C.F. Peters, n.d.. Plate 10091.

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General Information

Work Title Piano Concerto No.1
Alternative Title Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr.1
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.15
Key D minor
Movements/Sections 3 movements
I. Maestoso (D minor)
II. Adagio (D major)
III. Rondo. Allegro non troppo (D minor–D major)
Year/Date of Composition 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 Duration 48 minutes
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
Classical Archives article
All Music Guide


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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.
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