Variations on a Hungarian Song, Op.21 No.2 (Brahms, Johannes)



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Publisher. Info. Bonn: N. Simrock, n.d.[1862]. Plate 6203-6204.
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General Information

Work Title Variations on a Hungarian Song
Alternative. Title Variationen über ein ungarisches Lied
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.21 No.2
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 145
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 14 sections
  1. Thema. Allegro
  2. Variation 1
  3. Variation 2
  4. Variation 3
  5. Variation 4
  6. Variation 5. Con espressione
  7. Variation 6
  8. Variation 7. Poco più lento
  9. Variation 8.
  10. Variation 9. Dolce
  11. Variation 10. Legato, dolce
  12. Variation 11. Dolce
  13. Variation 12. Espressivo
  14. Variation 13. Con forza
    Allegro (il doppio Movimento)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1853–56 ca.
First Performance. 1874-03-25
London: Crystal Palace. Florence May, piano
First Publication. 1862 (March) Bonn: N. Simrock, Plate 6204.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 7 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano
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