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Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1-21
     

Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1-21

by Istvan Bogar
 
When Brahms was a young man, he toured Europe playing piano accompaniments for an Hungarian violinist named Eduard Remenyi. The fiddler introduced him to gypsy musicians, who inspired this set of 21 Hungarian Dances. During Brahms's lifetime it was his biggest seller, and the dances appeared in various incarnations, including the orchestral version that's recommended

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When Brahms was a young man, he toured Europe playing piano accompaniments for an Hungarian violinist named Eduard Remenyi. The fiddler introduced him to gypsy musicians, who inspired this set of 21 Hungarian Dances. During Brahms's lifetime it was his biggest seller, and the dances appeared in various incarnations, including the orchestral version that's recommended here. There are many recordings of these marvelous and memorable pieces, but the Budapest Symphony Orchestra comes closest to capturing that tangy and soulful gypsy spirit.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/1992
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0730099511025
catalogNumber:
8550110
Rank:
97641

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  1. Hungarian Dances (21) for orchestra, WoO 1

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