BRAHMS, Johannes, 1833-1897

Scherzo es-Moll op.4. Faksimile des Autographs herausgegeben von Margot Wetzstein
[Staatsarchiv, Leipzig, Signatur B & H 1637]

[Scherzo, piano, op.4, Eb minor]

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Brahms, Scherzo in Eb Minor op.4, cover    

Hamburg, 1986. Oblong, 35 x 27 cm, 8 facs, 7 pp. Attractive 3-color collotype of the 1851 autograph. This is the earliest work of Brahms known to survive in manuscript (op. 1, 2 & 3 postdate op.4). Brahms’ playing of this piece for the violinist Joseph Joachim, and later Liszt and Schumann, was decisive for his early recognition. Afterword in Ger. Handsome binding with coverboards in decorative paper. $30

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