Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance 5 - solo piano version
in F-sharp Minor

Already as a teenager, Brahms was fascinated by the music of the Roma people. When he published his brilliant arrangements of Roma tunes, the success was immediate and phenomenal.

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Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dances (solo piano):

Hungarian Dance 5 - solo piano version

Key: F-sharp Minor
Year: 1872
Level: 8+
Period: Early Romantic
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Whirling Skirts and Stomping Feet

Brahms’s Hungarian Dances are instantly recognizable. No. 5 is a favorite encore and usually gets audiences toe tapping and/or clapping. It flies by in just over two minutes. The listener can freely imagine the whirling skirts and stomping feet of peasants in a field on the shores of the Danube outside of Budapest.


The 21 Hungarian Dances are among Brahms's most popular works and have been arranged for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles. Brahms originally wrote the version for piano duet; later, he arranged the first ten dances for solo piano, and wrote orchestral arrangements for Nos.1, 3 and 10.

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Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Solo Piano by jgallag
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Hungarian Dance (solo piano version) in F-sharp Minor - No. 5 is a piano piece by the early romantic composer Johannes Brahms who lived between the years 1833 and 1897.
The composition was first published in 1872 and is included in Hungarian Dances (solo piano) by Brahms.