Johannes Brahms
Fantasies
Op. 116

About Johannes Brahms's Fantasies

After the Eight Piano Pieces Op. 76 (1878) and the Rhapsodies Op. 79 (1879) Brahms had another long break from the piano.
The Fantasies are the first pieces belonging to the composer’s late years. Composed mostly in the summer of 1892, they were published in two volumes that year by Simrock in Berlin.
A month before publication, the set encompassed five rather than seven pieces, but Brahms added two pieces at the last minute.
Considered as a whole, the work makes a coherent and persuasive sequence, with two capriccios in D-minor as first and last pieces, and three of the other pieces in E-major.

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Preview TitleKey Year Level
1. Capriccio Op. 116 No. 1  in D Minor by Brahms piano sheet music AAB 1. Capriccio 8 D Minor 1892 8+
2. Intermezzo Op. 116 No. 2  in A Minor by Brahms piano sheet music AAC 2. Intermezzo 30 A Minor 1892 8+
3. Capriccio Op. 116 No. 3  in G Minor by Brahms piano sheet music AAD 3. Capriccio 24 G Minor 1892 8+
4. Intermezzo Op. 116 No. 4  in E Major by Brahms piano sheet music AAE 4. Intermezzo 13 E Major 1892 8
5. Intermezzo Op. 116 No. 5  in E Minor by Brahms piano sheet music AAF 5. Intermezzo 14 E Minor 1892 8
6. Intermezzo Op. 116 No. 6  in E Major by Brahms piano sheet music AAG 6. Intermezzo 13 E Major 1892 8
7. Capriccio Op. 116 No. 7  in D Minor by Brahms piano sheet music AAH 7. Capriccio 8 D Minor 1892 8

Forum posts about the Fantasies by Johannes Brahms

Brahms Op 116 by arielpiano
Hi all, Last week I played the Brahms Op 116 Fantasies in preparation for a recital in Paris, later this summer. I uploaded it to Youtube in...

Brahms Op 116 by arielpiano
Here are the first three parts of the Op 116 Fantasies www.youtube.com/watch?v=im-dQdtqpDw A....

Brahms experts: Caprices Op.116. Which one is the most difficult? by Presto Agitato
Hello I love those caprices. They are not easy at all and I'd like to learn them in order of difficulty. Could you please tell me you...

[VIDEO] Brahms 7 Fantasies Op. 116 by jlh
I'm still working on the video for much of the recital but I thought I'd share what I have uploaded so far.  Let me know what...

116, 117, 118, or 119? by cloches_de_geneve
I'd like to learn one of these late Brahms cycles, perhaps also to put them on concert programs later on. Anyone who has learned them a...