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What are the key signatures of Brahms' symphonies?


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Johannes Brahms composed four (4) Symphonies:

  1. No 1 is in the key of C Minor
  2. No 2 is in the key of D Major
  3. No 3 is in the key of F Major
  4. No 4 is in the key of E Minor
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Brahms: Symphony No. 2(1877)Franck: Symphony in D Minor(1888)Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique(1830)Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 4, 5, 6Shostakovitch: VariousMahler: All(1888-1910)Dvorak: Symphony No. 9(1893)Mason(Quinn): Symphonies 2, 3, 6, 7, 9


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