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Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 73

based on the new complete edition

By Johannes Brahms

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2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings
Based on the new complete edition. Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Edited by R. Pascall / M. Struck. Orchester-Bibliothek (Orchestral Library). Romantic. Individual part. Breitkopf and Haertel #OB-16101-23. Published by Breitkopf and Haertel (BR.OB-16101-23).

Item Number: BR.OB-16101-23

ISBN 979-0-004-33973-2. 10 x 12.5 in inches.

All conducting scores and orchestral parts are thus obtainable exclusively from Breitkopf & Hartel. The study scores (,,Studien-Editionen) remain within the G. Henle Verlag and can be ordered there.

Brahms's Second Symphony is not a work whose definitive version was already laid down with its first transcription even though the compositional process and the world premiere took place in the same year 1877. As can be inferred from the autograph before the first concerts Brahms was still working intensively on the orchestration of the brass of the two outer movements refining and honing it and revising the string accompaniment in the coda of the first movement as well. Even after the acclaimed world premiere the composer's self-doubts still had not vanished: Brahms deleted the penultimate measure in the Adagio and confounded publisher and critics alike with such comments as: The new symphony is so melancholy that you won't be able to bear it. The score must be published with a mourning border.

Johannes Brahms: The Symphonies
Urtext based on the new Complete Edition (Henle)

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