String Quintet No. 1 (Brahms)
Johannes Brahms' String Quintet No. 1 in F major, op. 88, was composed in 1882 in the spa town of Bad Ischl, Upper Austria, and published by the firm of Fritz Simrock. It was first performed at a chamber music evening in Frankfurt-on-Main on 29 December 1882.
- Allegro non troppo ma con brio: in sonata form. The first subject group is in F major, while the second is in A major, the first of the "pervasive mediant relationships" in this work.
- Grave ed appassionato – Allegretto vivace – Tempo I – Presto – Tempo I: in double variation form. The first theme is based on a sarabande Brahms wrote in 1854, while the second theme is based on a gavotte that he wrote in the same year. The movement starts in C-sharp major, and ends in A major, another mediant relationship.
- Allegro energico – Presto: in a fusion of sonata and contrapuntal forms. The final key of the previous movement, A major, and the key of this movement, F major, represent another mediant relationship.
- Wyld, Joanna (2009). "Sleeve Notes: Nash Ensemble – Brahms String Quintets". Retrieved 13 April 2010.
- String Quintet No. 1, Op. 88: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
- Detailed listening Guide using the recording by the Amadeus Quartet with Aronowitz
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