Waltzes Op. 39
Simplified Arrangement by Brahms
by Johannes Brahms
Piano Solo - Sheet Music

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Piano Piano Solo - Henle Level 3-6

SKU: HL.51481287

Simplified Arrangement by Brahms. Composed by Johannes Brahms. Edited by Katrin Eich. Arranged by Rolf Koenen. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Revised edition of HN 43. Classical. Softcover. 22 pages. G. Henle #HN1287. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481287).

ISBN 9790201812878. UPC: 888680625740. 9.25x12.25x0.1 inches.

Following the publication of the 16 Waltzes for piano four hands, Brahms' publisher succeeded in persuading the composer to do a version for piano solo. After initially hesitating, Brahms suggested two versions, one for “clever hands and one - perhaps for the more beautiful ones”. Both versions were published in 1867. The simplified one, which Brahms also called the “version for children”, not only thins out some of the full chords but also transposes complicated keys. Thus no. 6 is no longer in C sharp major but in the easier key of C major instead. Henle is now issuing this simplified version of the popular Op. 39 based on the revised musical text of the new Brahms Complete Edition.

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