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Piano Quartet A Major Op. 26

By Johannes Brahms

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Chamber Ensemble String Instruments (Various) (Violin, Viola, Violoncello and Piano)
Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Edited by Hanspeter Krellmann. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: Score = 67 * Vl Part = 19 * Va Part = 15 * Vc Part = 19. Classical. Score and Parts. 126 pages. G. Henle #HN275. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480275).

Item Number: HL.51480275

ISBN 9790201802756. 9.25x12.25 inches.

As with the G minor Quartet op. 25, the origins of opus 26 reach back into the 1850s. However, it assumed its final shape only in summer and fall 1861. While in her first evaluation of the work Clara Schumann felt that the piece would “grow on the listener once he knows it perfectly and has often heard it.” Brahms's friend Joseph Joachim wrote to him after a hasty perusal that he had “grown more and more favorable towards the A major Quartet. The tone of great intimacy and delicacy alternates beautifully with a fresh love of life.” With its use of a “brighter” key, opus 26 is clearly the more accessible of the two adjacent piano quartets.

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  • 5

    CYM
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    Greencastle, IN
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  • June 15, 2019 Bravo HENLE

    As usual with Henle piano scores : excellent display of piano part, with smaller printing for strings = easy reading. Excellent fingering suggestions. (Depending of hands size and personal technique, one may need adjustments). Excellent binding, score remain straight on piano rack, which is rarely the case with other publishers...). Clever page...

    display, making it easy to turn pages without a page turner, and printing the repeats without the need to flip back pages, which could be cumbersome.

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    Anonymous
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  • October 19, 2011 Splendid edition

    I initially ordered the Peters Edition of Brahms Op. 26 A major Piano Quartet and sent it back for a refund because the piano part did not lie flat and split open at the spine when coaxed to do so. The Henle is beautifully laid out and the ink and...

    paper are wonderful. I lament the lapse of Peters from best to worst.

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  • April 10, 2007 Urtext

    In general, although expensive, I use Henle editions for Urtext.

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