Piano Quartet No. 2 (Brahms)
The Piano Quartet in A major, Op. 26 by Johannes Brahms is a musical composition scored for piano, violin, viola and cello. It was completed in 1861 and received its premiere in November 1863 by the Hellmesberger Quartet with the composer playing the piano part. It has been especially noted for drawing influence from composer Franz Schubert. Lasting approximately 50 minutes, this quartet is the longest of Brahms's chamber works to perform.
The quartet is in four movements:
- Allegro non troppo (A major)
- Poco Adagio (E major)
- Scherzo: Poco Allegro (A major , trio in D minor)
- Finale: Allegro (A major)
The first movement is in sonata form.
The second movement is in rondo form.
The fourth movement is in sonata form with foreshortened recapitulation.
- "Johannes Brahms – Piano Quartet No.2 in A, Op.26". Classical Archives. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
- "Brahms: Piano Quartets –CD – CDA67471/2 – Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)". Hyperion Records. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
- LA Phil (2012-05-14). "Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26". LA Phil. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
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