Sonata for 2 Pianos, Op.34b (Brahms, Johannes)

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Publisher. Info. Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.[1871]. Plate 678.
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Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 11:
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General Information

Work Title Sonata for 2 Pianos
Alternative. Title Sonate für 2 Klaviere
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.34b (or Op.34bis)
Key F minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Allegro non troppo (F minor)
II. Andante, un poco Adagio (A major)
III. Scherzo: Allegro (C minor)
IV. Finale: Poco sostenuto—Allegro non troppo (F minor–F major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1864
First Performance. 1864-04-17
Vienna: Musikvereinssaal. Johannes Brahms and Carl Tausig, pianos
First Publication. 1871 (December)
Dedication Princess Anna of Hesse (1836–1918)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 pianos
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Version History

  • Composed for string quintet, 1862 (lost)
  • Revised for piano and string quartet, 1864, as the Piano Quintet, Op.34
  • Arranged for 2 pianos by Brahms, 1864, as the Sonata for 2 Pianos, Op.34b