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Hungarian Dance No. 5


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Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5

The Brahms Hungarian Dances

When he was a young pianist, Johannes Brahms accompanied a Hungarian violinist, and fell in love with Hungarian music. His own Hungarian-flavored dances were written to entertain his friends at parties. Those friends convinced Brahms to publish his dances. When the first set was a hit, Brahms wrote and published another set.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Brahms Hungarian Dances were originally published for

one piano

piano, four hands

symphony orchestra


2.How many Hungarian Dances did Brahms write?





3. Many of Brahms Hungarian Dances are based on

folk melodies

church hymns

popular music written by other composers

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