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Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (Dover Miniature Scores Series): (Sheet Music)

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (Dover Miniature Scores Series): (Sheet Music)

by Johannes Brahms
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Faced with the daunting legacy of Beethoven's symphonic works, Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) took twenty years to shape his first symphony — a masterpiece that premiered in 1876 to great critical acclaim.
The expansive Symphony No. 1 in C Minor perfectly displays Brahms's ability to organize a variety of moods into a coherent whole. The dramatic tension and somber coloring of the first movement are balanced by two central movements of charming lyrical relief; and the finale, with its grand main theme and famous horn solo (inspired by a shepherd's horn call), is considered one of the great movements in the orchestral literature.
The symphony is published here in full score, with bar-numbered movements. Ideal for study in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall, this affordable, high-quality, convenient sized volume will be the edition of choice for music students and music lovers alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486297972
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 07/10/1997
Series: Dover Miniature Music Scores Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

German-born composer Johannes Brahms (1833–97), an important figure of the Romantic era, spent most of his career at the forefront of the Viennese musical scene. A master of counterpoint, he wrote for piano, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras, and voice.

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