String Quartet No. 1, Op. 51 No. 1

Johannes Brahms completed his Quartet no. 1 in C minor in 1873, and published it toghether with his second quartet as Op. 51. Brahms regarded the string quartet, toghether with the symphony, as a very important genre (with Beethoven's works in the field considered definitive and exerting a paralyzing influence over him). He reportedly destroyed some twenty string quartets before allowing the two Op. 51 quartets to be published. He wrote the pieces slowly, with many practice runs and at least one secret performance held, after which Brahms re-wrote parts of ... more
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RecordingString Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.51, No.1
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RecordingString Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.51, No.1 - I. Allegro
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RecordingBrahms - String Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.51, No.1 - II. Romanze Poco adagio
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RecordingBrahms - String Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.51, No.1 - III. Allegretto molto moderato
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RecordingBrahms - String Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.51, No.1 - IV. Allegro
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String Quartet No. 1, Op. 51 No. 1
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 51 No. 1
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 51 No. 1
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 51 No. 1
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 51 No. 1

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