Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a

Brahms wrote and premiered his Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn in 1873. The real author of the original theme (called St. Anthony's Chorale) is still in dispute, though some scholars believe it was written by Ignaz Pleyel, who was Haydn's pupil. In any case, to avoid using Haydn's name, the piece is nowadays referred to as the Saint Anthony Variations.  The first version finished by Brahms was for two pianos, although this was only published after the orchestral version, which went on to become much more popular ... more

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Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56 - Orchestral

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist, and one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg, Brahms ...
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