Piano Trio No. 2 (Brahms)

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The Piano Trio in C major, Op. 87, by Johannes Brahms was composed during 1880-2. It is scored for piano, violin and cello. It was first performed at a chamber music evening in Frankfurt-on-Main on 29 December 1882.

The trio is in four movements:

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante con moto
  3. Scherzo: Presto
  4. Finale: Allegro giocoso

A typical performance lasts roughly 27-30 minutes.

First movement[edit]

C major, sonata form

Second movement[edit]

A minor, theme and variations

Third movement[edit]

C minor (with tierce de picardie), scherzo and trio

Fourth movement[edit]

C major, sonata form


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