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Brahms, Johannes    1833-1897    Germany

       Academic Festival Overture Op.80 (Brahms)

1    Opening theme


2    Wir hatten gebauet ein stattliches Haus (We have built a stately house)


3    Third theme


4    Alles schweige! (Hört, ich sing das Lied der Lieder)


5    Fuchsenritt (Was kommt dort von der Höh') (What comes from afar?)


6    Sixth theme 'Gaudeamus Igitur'


   Concerto in A minor for violin and cello Op 102
       Concerto in A minor for violin and cello Op 102 1st mvt (Brahms)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Concerto in A minor for violin and cello Op 102 2nd mvt (Brahms)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Concerto in A minor for violin and cello Op 102 3rd mvt (Brahms)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


   Hungarian dances
       Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor (Brahms)

1    Main theme

       Hungarian Dance No.2 in D minor (Brahms)

1    Main theme

       Hungarian Dance No.3 in F major (Brahms)

1    main theme

       Hungarian Dance No.4 in F minor (Brahms)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Hungarian Dance No.5 in F# minor (Brahms)

1    First theme, in the minor


2    Second theme, in tonic major

       Hungarian Dance No.6 in Db major (Brahms)

1    Main theme

       Liebslieder Waltz No.6 (Brahms)

1    Liebslieder Waltz No 6


   Lullaby. (Cradle Song,Wiegenlied)
       Wiegenlied (Cradle Song or Lullaby). (Brahms)

1    Lullaby


   Op. 118, No 2: Intermezzo in A
       Op. 118, No.2: Intermezzo in A (Brahms)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


   Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb
       Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb 1st movement (Brahms)

1    Piano Concerto No 2 in Bb 1st Movt

       Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb 2nd movement (Brahms)

1    Piano Concerto No 2 in Bb 2nd Movt

       Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb 3rd movement (Brahms)

1    Piano Concerto No 2 in Bb 3rd Movt

       Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb 4th movement (Brahms)

1    First theme


2     This 2nd theme is also used by Brahms in one of his love songs for 4 part choir and piano duet, his famous "Liebslieder".


   Piano Trio No.1 in B major Opus 8
       Piano Trio No.1 in B major Opus 8 1st movement (Brahms)

1    First theme

       Piano Trio No.1 in B major Opus 8 2nd movement (Brahms)

1    Sprightly scherzo-like theme in the relative minor.


2    More lyrical 2nd theme, back in B major.

       Piano Trio No.1 in B major Opus 8 3rd movement (Brahms)

1    Stately slow theme introduced with high chords by the piano

       Piano Trio No.1 in B major Opus 8 4th movement (Brahms)

1    Sombre first theme by the cello


2    Piano takes up the confident second theme


   Piano Trio No.2 in C major Op 87
       Piano Trio No.2 in C major Op 87 1st movement (Brahms)

1    First theme

       Piano Trio No.2 in C major Op 87 2nd movement (Brahms)

1    Main theme

       Piano Trio No.2 in C major Op 87 3rd movement (Brahms)

1    First theme starts in the tonic minor


2    Second theme returns to C major

       Piano Trio No.2 in C major Op 87 4th movement (Brahms)

1    Main theme


   Symphony No.1 in C minor Op 68
       Symphony No.1 in C minor Op 68 1st movement (Brahms)

1    a slow chromatic introduction

       Symphony No.1 in C minor Op 68 2nd movement (Brahms)

1    main theme

       Symphony No.1 in C minor Op 68 3rd movement (Brahms)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.1 in C minor Op 68 4th movement (Brahms)

1    Main theme


   Symphony No.2 in D Op 73
       Symphony No.2 in D 1st movement (Brahms)

1    The first theme is a stately tune on horns, with the cellos and basses holding a solid foundation. They are soon joined by the woodwind.


2    This 2nd theme is where the violins enter, with a soaring tune.


3    The 3rd theme is played on violas accompanied by cellos, a lyrical flowing melody.

       Symphony No.2 in D 2nd movement (Brahms)

1    First theme

       Symphony No.2 in D 3rd movement (Brahms)

1    First theme

       Symphony No.2 in D 4th movement (Brahms)

1    First theme


   Symphony No.3 in F Op 90
       Symphony No.3 in F Op 90 1st movement (Brahms)

1    The sweeping first theme is announced by the strings.


2    Theme 2 enters on the clarinets, in the remote key of A major, and new time signature of 9/4.


3    Theme 3 comes in on the oboes, in the even more distant key of C# major.

       Symphony No.3 in F Op 90 2nd movement (Brahms)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.3 in F Op 90 3rd movement (Brahms)

1    first theme

       Symphony No.3 in F Op 90 4th movement (Brahms)

1    main theme


   Symphony No.4 in E minor Op 96
       Symphony No.4 in E minor Op 96 1st movement (Brahms)

1    Symphony No 4 in E minor Op 96 1st Movt


2    This 2nd theme on the violins, surges up and away from the calmness of the opening theme.


3    This is the dramatic 3rd theme introduced on the horns.


4    The 4th theme is a new melody introduced by the cellos.


5    The 5th theme comes in on the 2nd violins, a bright descending scale passage.


6    The 6th theme on clarinets continues Brahms' outpouring of fresh melodies.

       Symphony No.4 in E minor Op 98 2nd movement (Brahms)

1    Symphony No 4 in E minor Op 98 2nd Movt

       Symphony No.4 in E minor Op 98 3rd movement (Brahms)

1    Symphony No 4 in E minor Op98 3rd Movt

       Symphony No.4 in E minor Op 98 4th movement (Brahms)

1    main theme

       Tragic Overture (Brahms)

1    First theme


   Violin Concerto in D Op 77
       Violin Concerto in D Op 77 1st movement (Brahms)

1    First theme, introduced by the orchestra.


2    Second theme, a spirited vigorous entry.


3    Third theme, a wonderful flowing melody.

       Violin Concerto in D Op 77 2nd Movement (Brahms)

1    Violin Concerto in D Op 77 2nd Movt

       Violin Concerto in D Op 77 3rd movement (Brahms)

1    A vigorous theme on the solo violin starts this 3rd movement.

       Waltz in Ab for piano (Brahms)

1    Waltz in Ab for piano

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