Sheet Music: Hungarian Dance No. 4

TitleHungarian Dance No. 4
from Ungarische Tänze
Opus numberWoO 1
ComposerJohannes Brahms (1833–1897)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyF-sharp minor
Time signature2/4
Tempo63 BPM
Performance time4:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2016-03-02
Last updated2016-03-02
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Wednesday 2 March 2016

Tune of the Day: Hungarian Dance No. 4

by Johannes Brahms, transcribed for solo flute

Today's tune is the fourth of Johannes Brahms's Hungarian Dances (Ungarische Tänze in German), a set of 21 lively dance tunes based on Hungarian themes. Even if originally written for piano four-hands, each dance has been arranged for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles. Our arrangement for solo flute is in the key of F-sharp minor, like the version for orchestra by Brahms himself; the original version for piano four-hands, however, is in F minor.

Be careful in the central part of the piece (“Molto allegro”), where it switches to F-sharp major, as there are many double sharps!

Thanks to Samaa for suggesting this piece!

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Hungarian Dance No. 1 Flute solo
4.Hungarian Dance No. 4 Flute solo
5.Hungarian Dance No. 5 Flute solo
6.Hungarian Dance No. 6 Flute solo
21.Hungarian Dance No. 21 Flute solo