Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56 (Brahms, Johannes)

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For 2 Pianos, Op.56a (Brahms)

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Orchestral version, Op.56a

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Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.(1874). Plate 7395.
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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. 7.
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Two-piano version, Op.56b

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Publisher. Info. Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 11:
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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 44.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1927). Plate Orch.B. 3203
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, 1881. Plate 8203.
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Theme. Andante (No.1)

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Var.7: Allegretto grazioso "Siciliano"

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Arranger Harold Bauer (1873-1951)
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1939. Plate 38629
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General Information

Work Title Variations on a Theme by Haydn ("St. Anthony Variations")
Alternative. Title Variationen über ein Thema von Haydn
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.56
Key B major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 10 sections
Version for Orchestra (Op.56a)
  1. Theme. Andante
  2. Variation I. Poco più animato
  3. Variation II. Più vivace
  4. Variation III. Con moto
  5. Variation IV. Andante con moto
  6. Variation V. Vivace
  7. Variation VI. Vivace
  8. Variation VII. Grazioso
  9. Variation VIII. Presto non troppo
  10. Finale. Andante
Version for 2 Pianos (Op.56b)
  1. Theme. Andante
  2. Variation I. Andante con moto
  3. Variation II. Vivace
  4. Variation III. Con moto
  5. Variation IV. Andante
  6. Variation V. Poco Presto
  7. Variation VI. Vivace
  8. Variation VII. Grazioso
  9. Variation VIII. Poco Presto
  10. Finale. Andante
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1873
First Performance. 1873-11-02 in Vienna
First Publication. 1873 (November) - version for 2 pianos
1874 (January) - version for orchestra
Average DurationAvg. Duration 18 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (2 in B, 2 in F), 3 trumpets (B), timpani, triangle, strings
Related Works Based on a theme from the Divertimento, Hob.II:46 — thought for many years to be by Haydn, but now thought to be by Haydn's pupil, Ignaz Pleyel — the second movement of which is based on an old Burgenland chant entitled Chorale St. Anthony.
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