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Topic: could someone please rank these compositions (piano works) By Johannes Brahms  (Read 7608 times)

Offline RH200300

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could someone please rank these compositions (piano works) By Johannes Brahms   
(from easy  to hard one)
thanks
                       
BRAHMS, Johannes (1833-1897) German
BALLADES
Ballade (Op.10)
Op.10, No.1 in Dmin
Op.118, No.3 in Gmin

Capriccio in Bmin (Op. 76, No. 2)
Die Mainacht 
Ein Deutches Requeim Michael Petri
1st Mov't.
2nd Mov't.
3rd Mov't.
4th Mov't.
5th Mov't.
6th Mov't.
7th Mov't.

Fantasia No. 2 in A minor, (Op. 116)
HUNGARIAN DANCES
No.1
No.1 in Gmin for Four Hands
No.2 in Dmin for Four Hands
No.3 in Fmaj for Four Hands
No.5 (Piano)
No.6
No.7
No.21

INTERMEZZOS
Op.76 No.4
Op.117 No. 1 in Ebmaj
Op.117 No.2
Op.117 No. 2 in Bbmaj
Op.117 No. 3 in C#min
Op.118 No.1
Op.118 No. 2 in Amaj
Op.118 No. 6 in Ebmaj
Op.119 No.3 in C

PIANO CONCERTOS
Piano Concerto No.1 in Dmin. (Op.15) 
1.Maestoso (269k)
2.Adagio (55k)
3.Rondo - Allegro non troppo 
Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb
1. Allegro non troppo

PIANO SONATAS
No.1 in C (Op.1)
No.2 in F# min. (Op.2)
No.3 in F min. (Op.5)
No.3 (Finale)
Piano Variations in F# min. (Op.9)
Piano Variations in D (Op.21-1)

Rhapsody in Bmin. (Op.79 No.1)
Rhapsody in Gmin (Op.79 No.2)
Rhapsodie No.4 in Eb major
Serenade No.1 in D (Op.11) - 4. Menuette 1 & 2
Scherzo in Eb minor (Op.4)

SYMPHONIES
No.1 in Cmin. (Op.68)
2nd. Mov't. Andante sostenuto
3rd. Mov't. Un poco Allegretto e grazioso
4th. Mov't. "Theme"

No.2 in D (Op.73) 
1.Allegro non troppo 
2.Adagio non troppo 
3.Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino) 
4.Allegro con spirito 

 
 

No.4 in E min. (Op.98)
2nd. Movement
2nd. Movement - Andante moderato
3rd. Movement 
Variations on a Haydn Theme (Op.56a)
Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel
Variations on a Haydn Theme
Varitions on a Theme by Haydn
 
Waltzes Sequencer Unknown
No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
No. 4   No. 5
No. 6
No. 7
No. 8   No. 9
No. 10
No. 11
No. 12   No. 13
No. 14
No. 15
No. 16   Op. 39, No. 15 in Abmaj


 

Offline BoliverAllmon

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oh lets make it easy now.

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could someone please rank these compositions (piano works) By Johannes Brahms   
(from easy  to hard one)
thanks
                       

SYMPHONIES
No.1 in Cmin. (Op.68)
2nd. Mov't. Andante sostenuto
3rd. Mov't. Un poco Allegretto e grazioso
4th. Mov't. "Theme"



His symphonies had a piano in it?  ???  It sure isnt a piano work from what I know so far  (which is minute)

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please forget  SYMPHONIES, 

piano work only. thanks

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rank them for what purpose? difficulty in terms of what?

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Wow! You are getting a lot of helpful replies! ;D

Most of Brahms solo pieces for piano are advanced (beyond grade 8 ) and intended for mature pianists with an accomplished technique and advanced musicianship. As such it is really not possible to “order” most of the pieces you mentioned in progressive order of difficulty. They are all equally difficult – although the difficulty may be different in specific aspects. Also bear in mind that difficulty is personal: what may be difficult for me may be easy for you and vice – versa.

The easiest pieces are his Waltzes op. 39 – especially in the four-hand version. Later Brahms rewrote them for 2 hands, and there are two different sets: an easier one (which ranges form grade 5 – grade 8 ) and a more difficult one. The easiest are op. 39 no. 2, no. 3, no. 9 and no. 15

Next come the Hungarian dances, again in 4 hand form. Once more, Brahms rewrote them for two hands, but they are far more difficult than the Waltzes. In fact, Brahms achieved here the dubious honour of composing pieces that are far more difficult to play than they sound.

Next level would be the Intermezzo in E major op. 116 no. 6, the Intermezzo in Bb op. 76 no. 4 and the Intermezzo in A minor op. 76 no. 7 -  around grade 7 (if you want some obscure pieces at this level, try his “Two Sarabandes” in Am and Bm – the first one in Am is possibly the easiest piece that Brahms wrote).

Next the Ballade in Dm op. 10 no. 1; the Intermezzo in A Op. 76 no. 6, the Intermezzo in Am op. 116 no. 2,the Intermezzo in Em op. 116 no. 5, the Capriccio in Dm op. 116 no. 7, the Intermezzo in Eb op. 117 no. 1 (the easiest of the op. 117), the Intermezzo in Bbm op. 117 no.2, the Intermezzo in Am op. 118 no. 1, the Intermezzo in A op. 118 no. 2, the Intermezzo in C op. 119 no. 3, the Rhapsody in Gm op. 79 no.2, and the Romanze in F Op. 118 no. 5 – all around grade 8 or slightly above.

Everything else is advanced.

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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Bernhard thanks! 

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Wow! You are getting a lot of helpful replies! ;D

How come theres no sarcasm in that statement?  ;)

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Wow! You are getting a lot of helpful replies! ;D

How come theres no sarcasm in that statement?  ;)

Sarcasm? Moi? ;)
The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side. (Hunter Thompson)

Spatula

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Wow! You are getting a lot of helpful replies! ;D

How come theres no sarcasm in that statement?  ;)

Sarcasm? Moi? ;)

No, I can't detect any  ;)

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of course not. Did you leave the vaccuum on?

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no...its in my closet
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