Homage to Brahms for Piano Trio (Sydeman, William Jay)

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Publisher. Info. Arts Aeturnum Productions, 2013.
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Work Title Homage to Brahms
Alternative. Title
Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 46
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements:
  1. Andante rubato
  2. Grazioso
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1983
First Publication. 2013
Dedication Johannes Brahms
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation violin, cello, piano

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Written in 1982 when I was revisiting some favorite composers from the past, I felt impelled to include Brahms. The first movement has that lovely Brahms sound and textures; the second is livelier and still pays homage to Brahms' harmonic world, coupled with some contemporary rhythmic innovation.

There are two themes in the first movement – a sort of slow tender one, and a second that has more motion, finally returning to theme no. 1 in double the note values. As in all my work, the thematic development is (at least for me) the main business of the composition. In this particular work, the gestures are definitely Brahmsian and therefore easy to follow.

– W. Jay Sydeman