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Title: Sonatensatz Composer: Johannes Brahms Instrument: Violin Edited By: Gerardo Ribeiro Instrumentation: Chamber/Solo with Piano Pages: 12 including the violin and piano parts
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As the third movement (Scherzo) of a collaborative work by Johannes Brahms, Albert Dietrich, and Robert Schumann, entitled the F-A-E Sonata, the Sonatensatz was a surprise gift for the renowned violinist Joseph Joachim. Joachim’s motto “Frei Aber Einsam” (Free but Lonely) served as the inspiration for the title "F-A-E" rather than the keys. Dietrich composed the first movement Allegro. Schumann provided an Intermezzo for the second movement, as well as the Finale. Brahms' Scherzo movement took on a life of its own outside of the sonata thanks to Joachim. Although the premiere was given in 1853, the work was only published posthumously in 1906.
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