Instrumentation: Piano Trio (Piano, Violin, Cello)
Size: 10.0 x 12.8 inches
Urtext / Critical Edition
Brahms' contemporary and friend Theodor Kirchner arranged the composer's String Sextet, Op. 18 for piano trio. Simrock, Brahms' publisher, issued it in 1883. Brahms responded to the arrangement of his sextet with total enthusiasm and praise for the skills of this friend Kirchner.
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 on Kirchner and his relationship to Brahms.