Brahms, Piano Quartet, C Minor, 3rd mvt, Andante, opus 60 (animation
  • Classical music composed by Johannes Brahms One of Brahms' most beautiful slow movements, for string trio with piano. FAQ Q: Who is playing this piece? A: Sorry, I don't know. I licensed this recording from Keith Salmon, of Royalty Free Classical Music (dot org). Q: Who is this Brahms person? A: You can read about him here Q: If it's a piano quartet, why do I hear violins? A: A piece of music for a solo instrument accompanied by a piano is most often called a sonata (violin sonata, flute sonata, etc.), but when a string trio (violin, viola, violoncello) is joined by a piano, it's called a piano quartet. A piece for four pianists is usually referred to as "eight-hand piano music." Go figure. Q: Something sounds wrong in the second beat of the measure that starts at 5:26. A: Yes; the violist plays a D-natural on the second beat; it should be a D-sharp. Q: This is really beautiful; what other pieces are like this? A: I don't know of another piece that's this beautiful in quite this way, but the other piano trios, quartets and quintets of Schubert, Schumann and Brahms are really good, so that's a good place to start. Q: Isthere a way I could make the bar-graph scores myself? A: The Music Animation Machine MIDI file player will generate this display; you can get the (Windows) software here: There are lots of places on the web where you can get MIDI files; I usually go to the Classical Archives site first: Q: Could you do a MAM video of ______? A: Please read ...

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