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

Item Number: 20182643
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
In Stock
  • Ships in 24 hours
Unauthorized duplication hurts music creators. Please ensure you purchase the number of copies needed to accommodate all members of your ensemble.

Taxes/VAT calculated at checkout.

Item Types
Musical Forms
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.

About Henle Urtext

What I can expect from Henle Urtext editions:

  • error-free, reliable musical texts based on meticulous musicological research - fingerings and bowings by famous artists and pedagogues
  • preface in 3 languages with information on the genesis and history of the work 
  • Critical Commentary in 1 – 3 languages with a description and evaluation of the sources and explaining all source discrepancies and editorial decisions 
  • most beautiful music engraving 
  • page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them 
  • excellent print quality and binding 
  • largest Urtext catalogue world-wide 
  • longest Urtext experience (founded 1948 exclusively for "Urtext" editions)