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HN1231

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

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    1. Composer: Johannes Brahms
    2. Editor: Johannes Behr
    3. Fingering: Lars Vogt
    4. Instrumentation: Piano, Piano Reduction
    5. ISMN: 979-020181231-1
    6. Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    7. Pages: 113
    8. Urtext / Critical Edition

    Shortly after a rather unsuccessful performance of his Piano Concerto No. 1, Johannes Brahms wrote to Joseph Joachim in 1859: "... a second one will sound different". Nevertheless, a good 20 years elapsed before that second concerto finally took form, and only in 1881 was he able to announce: "I wanted to tell you that I have written a very small piano concerto with a tiny little delicate Scherzo".

    This edition contains the solo part and orchestral reduction on one system; two copies are needed for performance.