Piano Trio No. 2 (Brahms)

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Piano Trio in C major
No. 2
by Johannes Brahms
Die Gartenlaube (1880) 221.jpg
The composer in 1880
KeyC major
CatalogueOp. 87
Composed1880 (1880)–1882
Performed29 December 1882 (1882-12-29): Frankfurt
MovementsFour

The Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87, by Johannes Brahms was composed between 1880 and 1882. It is scored for piano, violin and cello. It was first performed at a chamber music evening in Frankfurt 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 to 30 minutes.

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