Tragic Overture, Op.81 (Brahms, Johannes)

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Performer Pages University of Chicago Orchestra (orchestra)
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Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, 1881. Plate 8189.
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Editor Hans Gál (1890-1987)
Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 3:
Overtüren und Variationen für Orchester
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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 6.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1927). Plate Orch.B. 3209.
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Arranger Robert Keller (1828-1891)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, 1881. Plate 8237
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Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, 1881. Plate 8213
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Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d. [1881]. Plate 8288.
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General Information

Work Title Tragic Overture
Alternative. Title Tragische Ouvertüre
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.81
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 section
Allegro ma non troppo—Molto più moderato—Tempo primo ma tranquillo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1880
First Performance. 1880-12-26 in Vienna
Vienna Philharmonic / Hans Richter
First Publication. 1881 – Berlin: N. Simrock
Average DurationAvg. Duration 14 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (2 in D, 2 in F), 2 trumpets (D), 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Classical Archives article
All Music Guide
KDH Listening Guide

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Version History

  • Composed for orchestra in 1880
  • Arranged by Brahms for piano 4 hands, December 1880