3 Quartets, Op.31 (Brahms, Johannes)



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Editor First edition [July 1864]
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.[1864]. Plate 10639-10641.
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Editor Kurt Soldan (1891-1946)
Publisher. Info. Quartette fĂĽr vier Solostimmen (oder gemischten Chor) und Klavier (No.3911)
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.[ca.1925]. Plate 10516.
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Publisher. Info. Sämtliche Werke, Band 20:
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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 102.
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General Information

Work Title 3 Quartets
Alternative. Title 3 Quartetten
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.31
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 98
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 songs:
  1. Wechsellied zum Tanze. Tempo di Menuetto con moto
  2. Neckereien. Allegretto con grazia
  3. Der Gang zum Liebchen. Con moto e grazioso
Text Incipit see below
  1. Komm mit, o Schöner
  2. FĂĽrwahr, mein Liebchen
  3. Es glänzt der Mond nieder
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1859 (No.1), 1863 (Nos.2-3)
First Publication. 1864, Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Librettist see below
  1. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
  2. Josef Wenzig (1807–1876), after a Moravian folksong
  3. Josef Wenzig (1807–1876), after a Bohemian folksong
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 12 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation soprano, alto, tenor, bass, piano
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