The serenade as manifesto?


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Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D, Op. 11
For those who like to follow the score…

1. Allegro molto (0.00)
2. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo (D minor) —
Trio. Poco più moto (12:56​)
3. Adagio non troppo (21:08​)
4. Menuetto I — Menuetto II (34:54​)
5. Scherzo. Allegro — Trio (39:18​)
6. Rondo. Allegro (42:09​)


Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D, Op. 11
… and for those who prefer to see the musicians…

1. Allegro molto (0:10)
2. Scherzo. Allegro non troppo (13:04) –
Trio. Poco più moto (15:57)
3. Adagio non troppo (20:44)
4. Menuetto I (33:33) – Menuetto II (34:54)
5. Scherzo. Allegro (37:24) – Trio (38:40)
6. Rondo. Allegro (39:58)


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1 Comment

  1. What a delightful piece – you wonder why we don’t hear it played more often. Brahms loved dance music, didn’t he? and I believe encouraged Dvorak in this vein. That youthful photo of the composer is fascinating too.

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