Johannes Brahms

Autographs. Facsimiles of Eight Manuscripts in the Library of Congress Introduction by James Webster
Notes about the Manuscripts by George S. Bozarth

[Op.18, 34, 39, 40, 87, 118,1 & 119,1]

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Music in Facsimile, 1. New York, 1983. Oblong, 31 x 24 cm, xxvi, 267 pp. Halftone of the autograph fair copy scores, often containing special remarks and painstakingly careful indications for the engravers. This rich collection of pieces includes the String Sextet in Bb, op.18, Piano Quintet in F Minor, op.34, Waltzes, op.39 (arranged for piano 2-hands and simplified piano 2-hands), Trio in Eb for Violin, Horn & Piano, op.40, Piano Trio in C, op.87; Intermezzi for Piano in A Minor, op.118,1, and Intermezzo for Piano in B Minor, op.119,1. These autographs (in general not consulted for the complete edition published in the 1920s) have immense textual authority, particularly regarding articulations. Webster’s essay provides a nice overview of the central importance autograph studies. Handsome binding in blue and beige cloth, with facsimile of Brahms’ signature on the cover.  Sold out

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