The Brahms Hungarian Dances

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

When he was a young pianist, Johannes Brahms accompanied a Hungarian violinist, and fell in love with Hungarian music.  His own Hungarian-flavored dances were written to entertain his friends at parties.  Those friends convinced Brahms to publish his dances.  When the first set was a hit, Brahms wrote and published another set.

Music used within the program (all by Brahms except for last selection):
Hungarian Dance #3
Hungarian Dance #2
Hungarian Dance #9
Hungarian Dance #18
Hungarian Dance #6
Hungarian Dance #7
Hungarian Dance #5

Allan Sherman: Hungarian Goulash #5

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