Johannes Brahms : Hungarian Dance No.5



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About 'Hungarian Dance No.5'



Artist:
Brahms, Johannes (biography)
Born:
1833 , Hamburg
Died:
1897 , Vienna
The Artist:
German composer and pianist. Wrote four symphonies, each a masterpiece and many piano and chamber works.
Composed:1869
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This piece comes from a set of 21 lively dance tunes based mostly on Hungarian themes. All of his dances were composed for the piano. Brahms wrote orchestral arrangements for No. 1, No. 3 and No. 10. Other composers have orchestrated the other dances.
Number 5 was based on the csardas by Keler Bela titled "Bartfai emlek" which Brahms mistakenly thought was a traditional folksong.

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