This treasury of 38 works for solo piano, spanning forty years of Brahms' long and prolific life, includes the famous 'Edward' ballade; two capriccios; seven Hungarian Dances in the composer's own transcriptions for solo piano; six intermezzos; three rhapsodies; the complete sixteen waltzes, op. 39; Sonata no. 3, the best known and most mature of Brahms' three piano sonatas; and the complete books of two legendary works, the Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel and the celebrated and dramatic Variations on a Theme by Paganini. Sometimes termed the "Romantic Classicist", Brahms successfully merged the seemingly contradictory qualities of romanticism and classicism, blending poetry with elegance, balance and restraint. A fine, inexpensive compilation of piano classics, reproduced from authoritative scores, this volume will delight intermediate and advanced pianists.