A much welcomed edition to the Piano trio literature.
Includes an informative introduction (Eng/Ger) and a critical commentary (Eng).
In addition to Bärenreiter’s scholarly-critical editions of Brahms’ trios, an arrangement of Brahms’ String Sextet Op.18 for Piano trio by his contemporary and friend Theodor Kirchner is now being published. Simrock, Brahms publisher, issued it in 1883. Brahms responded to the arrangement of his sextet with total enthusiasm and praise for the skills of his friend Kirchner (1823–1903).
Christopher Hogwood’s scholarly-critical edition includes an introduction which sheds light not just on the history of the arrangement and its validity in its own right, but also on Kirchner and his relationship to Brahms.
Chamber Works by Brahms already published:
Trio for Violin, Violoncello and Piano Op.87 (BA 9436)
Trio for Violin, Violoncello and Piano Op.101 (BA 9437)
Trio for Violin, Horn (Viola or Violoncello) and Piano Op.40 (BA 9435)
Trio for Clarinet (Viola), Violoncello and Piano Op.114 (BA 9438)