Tragic Overture, Op.81 (Brahms, Johannes)

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 Complete Performance
#91868 - 18.13MB - 13:50 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 2371x

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Carolus (2011/2/2)

Performer Pages:

University of Chicago Orchestra (orchestra)
Barbara Schubert (conductor)

Publisher Info.:

Chicago: University of Chicago Orchestra

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 [tag/del]

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Performed 3 June 2005, Mandel Hall. From Internet Archive.

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 Complete Score
#23111 - 14.41MB, 73 pp. -  5.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (14) - V/V/V - 8396x

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Ivdruiz (2008/10/13)

 Complete Score (monochrome)
#85744 - 7.87MB, 71 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 2623x

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Carolus (2010/11/24)

 Color cover
#85745 - 0.36MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 469x

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Carolus (2010/11/24)

PMLP03582-BraWV, S. 338f.pdf
Editor:

First edition

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, 1881. Plate 8189.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Colour scan with digital watermark
This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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 Complete Score (scan) (Preview)
#262872 - 5.86MB, 26 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V*/V*/V* - 2143x

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piupianissimo (2012/12/23)

 Complete Score (Medium Quality) (Preview)
#01076 - 2.05MB, 26 pp. -  6.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (11) - V*/V*/V* - 4619x

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Horndude77 (2006/7/05)

TN-Brahms Werke Band 3 Breitkopf JB 6 Op 81 scan.jpg
Editor:

Hans Gál (1890-1987)

Publisher Info.:

Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 3:
Overtüren und Variationen für Orchester
(pp.37-62)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 6.

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 Complete Score
#44129 - 6.72MB, 55 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 2733x

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Carolus (2009/10/29)

PMLP03582-Brahms-Op081FShu.pdf
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Paris: Heugel & Cie., n.d.(ca.1950). Plate H. 31495, P.H. 95

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Parts

 Flute 1, 2, Piccolo
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Ottaviano (2009/11/1)

 Oboe 1, 2
#44952 - 0.38MB, 3, 3 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V*/V*/V* - 1854x

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Ottaviano (2009/11/1)

 Clarinet 1, 2 (B)
#44953 - 0.45MB, 4, 3 pp. -  5.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - V*/V*/V* - 2230x

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Ottaviano (2009/11/1)

 Bassoon 1, 2
#44954 - 0.50MB, 4, 4 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V*/V*/V* - 1711x

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Ottaviano (2009/11/1)

 Horn 1, 2 (D, plus F transposed)
#44955 - 0.53MB, 2, 2, 2, 2 pp. -  5.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V*/V*/V* - 3217x

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 Horn 3, 4 (F)
#44956 - 0.25MB, 2, 2 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - V*/V*/V* - 2351x

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 Trumpet 1, 2 (D, plus B transposed)
#44957 - 0.43MB, 2, 2, 2, 2 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V*/V*/V* - 2324x

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Ottaviano (2009/11/1)

 Trombone 1, 2 (alto, tenor, clefs plus bass clef alternates), 3, Tuba
#44958 - 0.35MB, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V*/V*/V* - 3636x

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 Timpani
#44959 - 0.11MB, 2 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V*/V*/V* - 1472x

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Ottaviano (2009/11/1)

 Violins I
#44960 - 0.32MB, 5 (#2-6) pp. -  6.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7) - V*/V*/V* - 4418x

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Ottaviano (2009/11/1)

 Violins II
#44961 - 0.33MB, 5 (#2-6) pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V*/V*/V* - 2700x

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Ottaviano (2009/11/1)

 Violas
#44962 - 0.32MB, 5 (#2-6) pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V*/V*/V* - 2400x

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Ottaviano (2009/11/1)

 Cellos
#26535 - 0.32MB, 5 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V*/V*/V* - 2693x

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Generoso (2009/1/9)

 Basses
#44963 - 0.26MB, 4 (#2-5) pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V*/V*/V* - 1936x

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Ottaviano (2009/11/1)

PMLP03582-Brahms-Op081.Flute.pdf
Editor:

Hans Gál (1890-1987)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1927). Plate Orch.B. 3209.

Reprinted:

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

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 2 Pianos 8 hands (Keller)

 Piano 1
#60615 - 1.48MB, 24 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 363x

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Morel (2010/4/2)

 Piano 2
#60616 - 1.39MB, 20 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 235x

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Morel (2010/4/2)

SIBLEY1802.10119.d716-39087012931475piano 1.pdf
Arranger:

Robert Keller (1828-1891)

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, 1881. Plate 8237

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano 4 hands (Brahms)

 Piano score
#13314 - 1.11MB, 28 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 1183x

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Peter (2007/9/5)

Brahms - Tragische Overture - Arr 4h.pdf
Arranger:

Brahms

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, 1881. Plate 8213

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano solo (Keller)

 Complete Score
#237137 - 3.06MB, 18 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 938x

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Cypressdome (2012/6/22)

PMLP03582-JBrahms Tragic Overture, Op.81 pnosolo RKeller.pdf
Arranger:

Robert Keller (1828–1891)

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d. [1881]. Plate 8288.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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Original images: 300dpi, grayscale jpg files approx. 2850 by 3720 pixels.
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General Information

Work Title Tragic Overture
Alternative Title Tragische Ouvertüre
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.81
Key D minor
Movements/Sections 1 section
Allegro ma non troppo—Molto più moderato—Tempo primo ma tranquillo
Year/Date of Composition 1880
First Performance 1880-12-26 in Vienna
Vienna Philharmonic / Hans Richter
First Publication 1881 – Berlin: N. Simrock
Average Duration 14 minutes
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


Misc. Comments

Version History

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