BRAHMS, Johannes, 1833-1897

Feldeinsamkeit, Opus 86, Nr. 2: “Ich ruhe still im hohen grünen Gras”. Faksimile nach dem in Privatbesitz befindlichen Autograph.

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[Henle Music Facsimiles, 8]. Munich, 1983. Oblong, 30 x 23 cm, 4 facs., iii pp. Beautiful 3-color collotype of the presentation autograph fair copy. Composed sometime between 1879 and 1881, this is one of Brahms’ most popular songs, performed on numerous concert programs and published by Simrock both as a part of six songs (“Sechs Lieder”, op.86) and as a single issue. The manuscript reproduced here, written on paper with elaborate marginal decorations in blue ink and with the melody scored in the bass clef, was dedicated to the banker Wilhelm Lindeck of Mannheim who managed an account for the composer. Issued on the occasion of the 150th year of the composer’s birth. Afterword in Ger-Eng by Ernst Herttrich. Wrappers. $65
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