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Can somebody name this piece?

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  1. Mahlerian

    Mahlerian New Member

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    I was watching the documentary Glenn Gould: Genius Within and was wondering what the name of one of the pieces played in it was. It's the first piece played in the following video during the beach scene. It's played in the background while Cornelia Foss talks about the last time she saw Glenn.

    http://youtu.be/AZd7aKTD0eE?t=28s

    If someone knows the name or composer of this, I'd be very happy!! Looked all over for it and couldn't find it.

    Thank you!
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hi and welcome, Mahlerian!

    To me it sounds like an abbreviated version of Chopin's nocturne op. 55 no.1.
     
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    It's an excerpt from Brahms' Intermezzo Op.76 no.7. Indeed the theme is vaguely reminiscent of Chopin's Nocturne.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    I think it's a little more than 'vaguely reminiscent'. It's like Brahms stole it from Chopin!
     
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    It seems likely that he knew the piece. He also transcribed one of C's etudes fir 6ths.
     
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    You mean Brahms used the theme from etude op 25/8 in another of his own pieces?
     
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    Nope, I meant the first of his 5 Studies, where he devilishly reworks Chopin's Op,25.2 for sixths and thirds. A truly scary piece.
     
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    Where is Mahlerian?
     
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    Maybe he's lost to the world :mrgreen:
     
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    Funny! :lol:
     

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