Piano, four-hands - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Version for Piano Four Hands. Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Edited by Ernst Herttrich. Arranged by Ernst Herttrich. Edition in score format. Romantic. Full score. Standard notation. 144 pages. Wiener Urtext/Vienna Urtext #UT050181. Published by Wiener Urtext/Vienna Urtext (PR.UT050181).
Item Number: PR.UT050181
ISBN 978-3-85055-564-7. With Standard notation. Romantic.
The "Hungarian Dances" were published in three different, yet authentic versions during the composerÕs lifetime: (1) all 21 dances arranged for piano duet, (2) nos. 1-10 also for solo piano and (3) nos. 1, 3 and 10 as orchestral arrangements. Now the Wiener Urtext Edition presents both the piano versions (for 2 and for 4 hands) in new editions and the piano duet version appears here for the first time in the form of a score, i.e. primo and secondo are set as pairs on one page and not, as usual, separated on facing pages. This layout mirrors that of Brahms' surviving autograph of versions 1 and 2 but, additionally, offers significant advantages for study and performance: clearer presentation of the entire composition, easier orientation, no more frantic counting during rests in one part, thanks to the easy legibility of the portrait-format music both players can be more "in tune" with each other.