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What were Brahms Hungarian Dances based on?

What were Brahms Hungarian Dances based on?

The Hungarian Dances (German: Ungarische Tänze) by Johannes Brahms (WoO 1), are a set of 21 lively dance tunes based mostly on Hungarian themes, completed in 1879. They vary from about a minute to five minutes in length.

Who composed Hungarian Dances?

Johannes BrahmsDanzas húngaras / ComposerJohannes Brahms was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the mid-Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, he spent much of his professional life in Vienna. Wikipedia

Did Brahms write Hungarian Dance?

Brief excerpt from Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor by Johannes Brahms; from a 1954 recording by the Hamburg NDR Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt. Hungarian Dances, set of 21 dances composed by Johannes Brahms. Originally intended for two pianists, the dances were published in that form in two sets in 1869 and in 1880.

How did Brahms get started in gypsy music?

In 1850 Brahms met the Hungarian violinist Ede Reményi and accompanied him in a number of recitals over the next few years. This was his introduction to “gypsy-style” music such as the csardas, which was later to prove the foundation of his most lucrative and popular compositions, the two sets of Hungarian Dances (published 1869 and 1880).

When was the first recording of the Hungarian Dance made?

The earliest known recording of any movement of Hungarian Dances was a condensed piano-based rendition of Hungarian Dance No. 1, from 1889, played by Brahms himself, and was known to have been recorded by Theo Wangemann, an assistant to Thomas Edison. The following dialogue can be heard in the recording itself, before the music starts:

What kind of music did Brahms listen to?

Hungarian Dances. Both Hungarian-style music and piano four-hands music made early entrances into Brahms’s life. He discovered the excitement of Central European folk music as a youth and began writing piano duets while still in his 20s. One important influence was the Hungarian violinist Eduard Reményi, whom Brahms had heard in concert at age 17.