JOHANNES BRAHMS

Rhapsody in G minor Op.79 No.2

 Martha Argerich
 Ignaz Tiegerman (1965 Milan Italy)

Rhapsodies, Op.79, written by Brahms in the summer of 1879, are dedicated to his former student the pianist and composer Elizabeth von Herzogenberg. She was married to the conductor and composer Heinrich von Herzogenberg. At Elizabeth’s suggestion, Brahms reluctantly renamed the compositions from piano pieces (klavierst├╝cke) to rhapsodies.

Portraits: Johannes Brahms, Elizabeth and Heinrich von Herzogenberg