BA9628

Brahms: Fantasies, Op. 116

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  • Composer: Johannes Brahms
  • Editor: Christian Köhn
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • ISMN: 979-000653697-9
  • Size: 9.6 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 31
  • Urtext / Critical Edition

Description

The piano pieces Opp. 116-119 were written in 1892-93 and are the last collections of pieces which Brahms wrote for the instrument. Particularly noteworthy is his use of the small form accompanied by a heightened increase in musical expression compared to his earlier works.

Clara Schumann, probably the secret dedicatee of the piano pieces, wrote in her diary in November 1892: "a true source of enjoyment, everything, poetry, passion, fantasy, intimacy, full of the most marvellous sound effects. in these pieces I finally feel musical life drawn into my soul again and play once more with true devotion."

A renewed critical evaluation of all known sources has resulted in small deviations from previous readings.