Johannes Brahms: Albumblatt (Urtext) - Piano

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Catalogue No: BA9606
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

During his research, Christopher Hogwood came across an unpublished source which had not been taken into consideration for any previous edition.

While on a concert-tour in 1853 with the violinist Ede Reményi, the young Brahms visited Arnold Wehner, the Music Director of the Göttingen University. In Wehner’s “Album Amicorum” – which included contributions from Robert and Clara Schumann, Mendelssohn, Jenny Lind, Rossini and Liszt – Brahms had notated a short piano piece.

The source consists of a one-page autograph of this literal “Albumblatt” (untitled by Brahms). The composer used it 12 years later – revised and transposed from A minor to A-flat minor – in his Horn Trio.

Brahms' Albumblatt is published as a scholarly-critical Urtext edition. A facsimile of the autograph score is also included.

  • - Published for the first time in a modern Urtext edition
  • - With a foreword (Eng/Ger) and critical commentary (Eng)
Published on: 01 May 2012
No of pages: 9
Language: English, German
Publisher: Bärenreiter
 

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