Etudes for the Piano

4Tay Records is proud to present Johannes Brahms - Etudes for the Piano, performed by Pianist Nada.

The performer writes, “Johannes Brahms was a formidable pianist but he did not like pure virtuosity. In his writing of the Études, he is inspired by the text of other composers, for a couple of reasons:

First, he is not interested in creating a language that is addressing only a technical aspect of piano playing.

Second, by getting inspired from another composer’s text and writing his own version, it becomes a way for him to study the music of that composer and by the same token to study how to arrange or re-transcribe music.”

A United States citizen of Lebanese/Hungarian descent, Pianist Nada is a native of Beirut, Lebanon. Her piano training was hampered by the unrelenting civil war and terrorism which also cost her mother’s life. Since then, she has created a career with tremendous depth and breadth. She has just completed the recording of all solo piano works by Johannes Brahms. Visit for more information about her.

Critical Praise for Pianist Nada’s previous recordings:

“This three-disc collection (released on MEII Enterprises) is the one that sets the seal on her place in the pantheon of great Brahms interpreters. The darkness of sound Nada finds in the F♯-Minor Hungarian Dance is remarkable in itself…” ~ Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine, Sept. 2021


Track list:
Etude No 1 in F minor (after Op. 25 no 3 by F.Chopin)
Etude No 2 in C Major (after Rondo by C. M von Weber)
Etude No 3 in G minor (after Presto from J. S Bach violin Sonata No 1)
Etude No 4 in G minor (after Presto from J. S Bach violin Sonata No 1)
Etude No 5 in D minor for the Left Hand alone (After Chaconne from J. S Bach)
Etude No 6 in E flat major for the Left Hand (After F. Schubert Impromptu op. 90. No2)