Johannes Brahms wrote a total of four symphonies and this theme is from his third Symphony. Most composers wrote a lively Scherzo for their Symphonic 3rd movements, but Brahms typically used a slower style such as this slow waltz-like movement (marked "poco allegretto") in his 3rd symphony. This melodic theme has been adapted before for use outside of the concert hall in a variety of songs, films and games. An example is the film "Goodbye Again" starring Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Perkins, scored by French composer Georges Auric. The film's French Title was "Aimez-vous Brahms?" since it was based on a novel of that same name. We can only assume that the title gave Georges Auric the idea to use music by Brahms in the film score. This mfiles adaptation is much closer to Brahms' original, essentially an abbreviated arrangement of his third movement, concentrating on the main melody which is played here on the Violin, accompanied by a piano which follows Brahms' own accompaniment. Although the 3rd symphony is in F major this movement itself is in C minor. The score and parts can be downloaded from the left-hand menu, as can equivalent midi and mp3 files and a variety of play and download options are presented below.
An alternative version of this arrangement is available on mfiles but arranged for: Clarinet and Piano although the key has been transposed to better suit the clarinet's range. There is also an arrangement in the original key for Piano Solo.
Here is a video of Brahms' Theme from Symphony No.3, 3rd movement for Violin & Piano:
The audio controls below allow you to play the mp3 version of Brahms' Theme from Symphony No.3, 3rd movement for Violin & Piano or you can download the MP3 file. You can also download the midi version of Brahms' Theme from Symphony No.3, 3rd movement for Violin & Piano.
The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Brahms' Theme from Symphony No.3, 3rd movement for Violin & Piano in PDF format.