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Hungarian Dance No. 5

Johannes Brahms, arr. Ben Tordoff


Brahms composed two sets of Hungarian Dances based on traditional Hungarian folks tunes and Gypsy dances. These proved to be some of his most popular and lucrative works. It is somewhat ironic that the 5th, perhaps the best known of the set, turns out not to be a traditional dance but instead a work the composer Béla Kéler who was still around at the time Brahms published his version. No matter its origins, this is a short but lively dance that is great fun to play.

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