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String Quartets, Op. 51

No. 1 in C minor & No. 2 in A minor

By Johannes Brahms

String Quartet
No. 1 in C minor & No. 2 in A minor. Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Edited by Salome Reiser. String Quartets. Henle Music Folios. Pages: Parts - Vl I = * Vl II = * Va =8 * Vc =4. Softcover. 130 pages. G. Henle #HN40. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480040).

Item Number: HL.51480040

Brahms had already composed over 20 string quartets (he confessed to a friend that he had burnt all of that “stuff”) before he finally presented his Opus 51 to the public. In the end only three surviving works managed to withstand his high self-criticism; numerous layers of corrections bear witness to his struggle with each detail. We are now publishing the two passionate dark Quartets op. 51 separately from the rather more lively Opus 67. The basis for this edition is the volume in the New Complete Edition of Brahms' works, published in 2004 by Henle, for which previously missing sources in a Swiss bequest were consulted for the first time.

  • Brahms: String Quartet no. 2 a minor op. 51 
  • Brahms: String Quartet no. 1 c minor op. 51 

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  • August 09, 2014 Good layout and formatting

    It often pays to spend a bit more and get an excellent copy of music that is formatted for performance and with a layout that is clear and easy to read. This definitely is the case with this particular edition of the Opus 51 quartets.

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