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Violin Sonatas

Violin and Piano

By Johannes Brahms

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Piano Accompaniment; Violin (Violin/Piano)
Violin and Piano. Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Edited by Bernd Wiechert, Martin Helmchen, and Michael Struck. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. 202 pages. G. Henle #HN1566. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481566).

Item Number: HL.51481566

9.0x12.0x0.642 inches.

Brahms early on engaged with the violin sonata genre. As early as 1853 he wrote a sonata in a minor, which - like so many other youthful works of this self-critical composer - no longer survives. Thus the G-major sonata op. 78, written in 1878/79, is now counted as his first contribution to the genre; it has the nickname "Regenlied Sonata" (literally "rain-song sonata") because of thequotation from a song that appears in the finale. In summer 1886 Brahms composed, almost simultaneously, the two sonatas op. 100 and108. All three works now have a firm place in the violinistic canon. We round off our volume with the Scherzo in c minor that Brahms contributed to the so-called "F.A.E Sonata", which he composed together with Robert Schumann and Albert Dietrich as a gift for violinist Joseph Joachim in 1853. With its stark contrast between the turbulent allegro and the emotional piu moderato part, his scherzo has become a popular bravura and encore piece. The present new edition is based on the New Brahms Complete Edition, and offers a musical text and commentary that have been revisedaccording to the latest research. The fingering is by respective masters of their instruments Frank Peter Zimmermann and Martin Helmchen.

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