Brahms: Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79

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  • Composer: Johannes Brahms
  • Editor: Katrin Eich
  • Fingering: Andreas Boyde
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Work: 2 Rhapsodies, Op. 79
  • ISMN: 9790201812519
  • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 21
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


In 1879, about ten years before Johannes Brahms composed his late, melancholic piano pieces, he wrote the two Rhapsodies, Op. 79 – two markedly passionate and comparatively extensive works. in a letter to the convalescent Clara Schumann, Brahms spoke in a typically understated fashion about the two pieces "with which you can really run riot and test whether the course of treatment has actually had any effect". We prefer to agree with Brahms' friend Elisabeth von Herzogenberg: "the fact that the in g Minor is my favorite does not make me insensitive towards the intensely prickly beauty of the one in b Minor".

This newly revised edition replaces HN119.