Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56 (Brahms, Johannes)

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For Orchestra (Brahms)

 Complete Performance
#82856 - 25.29MB - 19:09 -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - - !N/!N/!N - 6098x

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Carolus (2010/10/24)

Performer Pages:

University of Chicago Orchestra (orchestra)
Barbara Schubert (conductor)

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Chicago: University of Chicago Orchestra

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 [tag/del]

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Performed 25 April 2009, Mandel Hall. From Internet Archive.

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For 2 Pianos, Op.56a (Brahms)

 Theme, Variations I-III
#77740 - 11.32MB - 6:11 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - - !N/!N/!N - 4449x

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Carolus (2010/9/5)

 Variation IV
#77741 - 3.58MB - 1:57 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 857x

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Carolus (2010/9/5)

 Variations V-VI
#77742 - 3.72MB - 2:02 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 949x

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Carolus (2010/9/5)

 Variation VII
#77743 - 5.10MB - 2:47 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 681x

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Carolus (2010/9/5)

 Variation VIII, Finale
#77744 - 8.22MB - 4:30 -  3.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 1047x

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Carolus (2010/9/5)

Performer Pages:

Neal O'Doan (Piano)
Nancy O'Doan (Piano)

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Pandora Records/Al Goldstein Archive

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 3.0 [tag/del]

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 Complete Performance
#292500 - 20.11MB - 17:34 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 328x

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Cypressdome (2013/8/16)

Performers:

Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano

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Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 [tag/del]

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Sheet Music

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Orchestral version, Op.56a

 Complete Score
#23074 - 21.02MB, 85 pp. -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9) - V/V/V - 13579x

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Ivdruiz (2008/10/13)

PMLP03585-BraWV, S. 235.pdf
Editor:

First edition

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, n.d.(1874). Plate 7395.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Colour scan with digital watermark

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 Complete Score (scan) (Preview)
#262873 - 7.89MB, 39 pp. -  4.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - V*/V*/V* - 3095x

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piupianissimo (2012/12/23)

 Complete Score (Medium Quality) (Preview)
#01077 - 2.55MB, 38 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9) - V*/V*/V* - 10335x

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Horndude77 (2006/7/05)

TN-Brahms Werke Band 3 Breitkopf JB 7 Op 56a scan.jpg
Editor:

Hans Gál (1890-1987)

Publisher Info.:

Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 3:
Overtüren und Variationen für Orchester
(pp.63-100)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 7.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Complete Score
#44131 - 8.27MB, 70 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V/V/V - 5798x

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Carolus (2009/10/29)

PMLP03585-Brahms-Op056FShu.pdf
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Paris: Heugel & Cie., n.d.(ca.1950). Plate H. 31494, P.H. 94

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Two-piano version, Op.56b

 Complete Score
#23075 - 5.62MB, 30 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 4884x

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Ivdruiz (2008/10/13)

 Complete Score
#08150 - 16.71MB, 30 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9) - V/V/V - 3149x

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Brescianello (2007/6/19)

PMLP03585-BraWV, S. 237.pdf
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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, 1873. Plate 7397.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Colour scan with digital watermark

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 Complete Score (scan) (Preview)
#177615 - 4.57MB, 34 pp. -  6.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - V/V*/V - 2496x

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piupianissimo (2012/2/11)

 Complete Score (lower resolution) (Preview)
#77747 - 3.22MB, 32 pp. -  7.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V/V*/V - 3634x

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Carolus (2010/9/5)

TN-Brahms Werke Band 11 Breitkopf JB 44 Op 56b.jpg
Editor:

Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857-1929)

Publisher Info.:

Johannes Brahms: Sämtliche Werke, Band 11:
Werke für zwei Klaviere zu vier Händen
(pp.78-109)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1926-27. Plate J.B. 44.

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New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933). (#77747)

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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scan: score scanned at 600dpi
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Parts

 Flute 1, 2, Piccolo
#44921 - 1.01MB, 12 (5, 4, 3) pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V*/V*/V* - 3590x

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Perlnerd666 (2009/11/1)

 Oboe 1, 2
#44922 - 0.61MB, 7 (4, 3) pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V*/V*/V* - 3835x

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 Clarinet 1, 2 (in B)
#44923 - 0.71MB, 9 (5, 4) pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V*/V*/V* - 2590x

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Perlnerd666 (2009/11/1)

 Bassoon 1, 2, Contrabassoon
#44924 - 0.89MB, 10 (4, 4, 2) pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V*/V*/V* - 2854x

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Perlnerd666 (2009/11/1)

 Horn 1, 2 (in B), 3 (in E, F), 4 (in E)
#44925 - 0.90MB, 11 (3, 3, 3, 2 (#2-3)) pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V*/V*/V* - 4483x

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Perlnerd666 (2009/11/1)

 Trumpet 1, 2 (in B)
#44926 - 0.25MB, 4 (2, 2) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V*/V*/V* - 1919x

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Perlnerd666 (2009/11/1)

 Timpani, Triangle
#44927 - 0.17MB, 3 (2, 1) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V*/V*/V* - 1759x

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Perlnerd666 (2009/11/1)

 Violins I, II
#44928 - 0.91MB, 11 (5, 6) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7) - V*/V*/V* - 6046x

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 Violas
#44929 - 0.55MB, 6 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V*/V*/V* - 4556x

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 Cellos
#26536 - 0.45MB, 5 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V*/V*/V* - 3234x

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Generoso (2009/1/9)

 Basses
#44930 - 0.32MB, 4 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V*/V*/V* - 1733x

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Perlnerd666 (2009/11/1)

PMLP03585-Brahms-Op056a.Flute.pdf
Editor:

Hans Gál (1890-1987)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1927). Plate Orch.B. 3203

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project.

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete

For Piano solo (Stark)

 Complete Score
#15747 - 2.14MB, 17 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 4702x

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Peter (2007/10/18)

 Complete Score
#225045 - 1.38MB, 18 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 1092x

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Afp0815 (2012/5/26)

Brahms - Op.56 - Arr Stark.pdf
Arranger:

Ludwig Stark (1831-1884)

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: N. Simrock, 1881. Plate 8203.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is from the MIT archive project.

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Theme. Andante (No.1)

For 3 Clarinets and Bass Clarinet (Scandiffio)

 Score
#305388 - 0.03MB, 2 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - !N/!N/!N - 253x

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Ale.scandiffio (2013/12/2)

 Clarinet
#305389 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - !N/!N/!N - 83x

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 Clarinet
#305390 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - !N/!N/!N - 54x

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 Clarinet
#305391 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - !N/!N/!N - 52x

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 Bass Clarinet
#305392 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - !N/!N/!N - 65x

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Ale.scandiffio (2013/12/2)

PMLP03585-Variazioni di sant'antonio.pdf
Arranger:

Alessandro Scandiffio

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Alessandro Scandiffio

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Var.7: Allegretto grazioso "Siciliano"

For Piano solo (Bauer)

 Complete Score (CA)
#12651 - 0.43MB, 3 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/35/22

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Mcroskell (2007/8/26)

Arranger:

Harold Bauer (1873-1951)

Publisher Info.:

New York: G. Schirmer, 1939. Plate 38629

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Public Domain - Non-PD US, Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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This file is from the MIT archive project.

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General Information

Work Title Variations on a Theme by Haydn ("St. Anthony Variations")
Alternative Title Variationen über ein Thema von Haydn
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.56
Key B major
Movements/Sections 10 sections
Version for Orchestra (Op.56a)
  1. Theme. Andante
  2. Variation I. Poco più animato
  3. Variation II. Più vivace
  4. Variation III. Con moto
  5. Variation IV. Andante con moto
  6. Variation V. Vivace
  7. Variation VI. Vivace
  8. Variation VII. Grazioso
  9. Variation VIII. Presto non troppo
  10. Finale. Andante
Version for 2 Pianos (Op.56b)
  1. Theme. Andante
  2. Variation I. Andante con moto
  3. Variation II. Vivace
  4. Variation III. Con moto
  5. Variation IV. Andante
  6. Variation V. Poco Presto
  7. Variation VI. Vivace
  8. Variation VII. Grazioso
  9. Variation VIII. Poco Presto
  10. Finale. Andante
Year/Date of Composition 1873
First Performance 1873-11-02 in Vienna
First Publication 1873 (Novermber) - 2 piano arr.
1874 (January) - orchestra
Average Duration 18 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon,
4 horns (2 in B, 2 in F), 3 trumpets (B), timpani, triangle, strings
Related Works Based on a theme from the Divertimento, Hob.II:46 — thought for many years to be by Haydn, but now thought to be by Haydn's pupil, Ignaz Pleyel — the second movement of which is based on an old Burgenland chant entitled Chorale St. Anthony.
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