String Quartet No.1, Op.51 No.1

Johannes Brahms completed his Quartet no. 1 in C minor in 1873, and published it toghether with his second quartet as Op. 51. Brahms regarded the string quartet, toghether with the symphony, as a very important genre (with Beethoven's works in the field considered definitive and exerting a paralyzing influence over him). He reportedly destroyed some twenty string quartets before allowing the two Op. 51 quartets to be published. He wrote the pieces slowly, with many practice runs and at least one secret performance held, after which Brahms re-wrote parts of ... more

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Recording String Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.51, No.1 Download
Recording String Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.51, No.1 - I. Allegro Download
Recording Brahms - String Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.51, No.1 - II. Romanze Poco adagio Download
Recording Brahms - String Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.51, No.1 - III. Allegretto molto moderato Download
Recording Brahms - String Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.51, No.1 - IV. Allegro Download

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