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Brahms: Rhapsody Op. 79 No. 1 in B Minor

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Johannes Brahms - Two Rhapsodies :
Rhapsody, Op. 79 No. 1
Rhapsody Op. 79 No. 1  in B Minor by Brahms piano sheet music
Key: B Minor Year: 1880
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (1665 kB)

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xx Piece of comparable or greater difficulty than Brahms 1st Rhapsody
May 20, 2011, 03:04:44 AM by davidjosepha

I've been working on Brahms' Rhapsody No 1 for a couple weeks and have almost learned all the notes and am able to play it at a brisk tempo. Although there is much more for me to do with the piece beyond the notes, I'd like to start something new alongside the Rhapsody. The Rhapsody was already intended to be a pretty difficult piece for me and is the most difficult piece I have yet played. I'd like to try something even more difficult. I'm looking for a piece a bit harder than the Rhapsody, but not too much more difficult, from the Romantic period, and somewhere between 10-20 minutes in length. Any composer is fine, except Brahms as I really don't want to learn 3 of his pieces in a row.


xx Brahms Rhapsody, op.79 no.1
April 29, 2011, 07:59:50 AM by tb230

Just wondering about the tempo for the Brahms Rhapsody in b minor. It's marked agitato, and in my opinion it shouldn't necessarily be played very fast. (Argerich, as an example, has quite a speedy take on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VchnVmlYI04.) Has anyone of you played this - and what is your preferred tempo? Any particularly good recordings that I should look out for?


xx Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin
August 20, 2009, 02:52:22 PM by jean-luc

Hello everybody,

I'm new on this forum, but I have signed up a month ago. So, this is my very first post here, and I would like to share my latest videos on youtube.
I would be happy if you can listen and leave a comment, any comments (even bad ones!) are accepted... Wink

I am 43 years old, and I'm an amateur. I began to learn when I was 6, and never interrupted the piano practise. I work without a teacher since 20 years.
By the way, I live in France (Paris) and I'm sorry for my poor english.

These recordings have been made with the silent system (piano Kawai), so the sound seems to be low compared to other videos. Sorry for this too!

Thanks to you.

1-Brahms, Rhapsody no1 op.79 :

2-Brahms, Rhapsody no2 op.79 :

3-Tchaïkovsky, October From The Seasons :

4-Gershwin, Rialto Ripples

xx Brahms Rhapsody Op. 79 No. 1
December 28, 2008, 07:56:08 AM by pianistically

Does anybody have any tips on playing this? I'm just starting it and it doesn't seem to be technically too difficult, but I'm more curious about bringing out the melody in the quiet sections. I really like Martha Argerich's version of this which is what inspired me to start learning it:


Any tips are appreciated  Smiley

exclamation Brahms Rhapsody n 1 HELP!!!!!!!
March 02, 2005, 02:11:05 PM by homer

i've started to study Brahms' op.79 n1 Rhapsody, but i'm having a lot of trouble with those annoying triplets on the right hand.... what's the appropiate fingering for that?? (i tryed 3-2-1 and 1/5 for the octave.....could that work?? i find it impossible to play......

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