Hungarian Dances for piano, 4-hands (Version for Piano Four Hands). Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Edited by Ernst Herttrich. Arranged by Ernst Herttrich. For piano, four-hands. Edition in score format. Romantic. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). Full score. Standard notation. 144 pages. Published by Wiener Urtext/Vienna Urtext (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.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.