Brahms: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 78
G. Henle Verlag - HN75
- Composer: Johannes Brahms
- Editor: Hans Otto Hiekel
- Instrumentation: Violin, Piano
- ISMN: 979-020180075-2
- Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
- Pages: 56
- Urtext / Critical Edition
The Sonata in G Major owes its epithet "Rain Song Sonata" to two melodies from Brahms' "Rain Songs" Op. 59, Nos. 3 and 4 which are quoted at the beginning of the last movement. An ornamental leaf with the first 24 bars of the "Adagio" was recently re-discovered and has been reproduced as a facsimile in this edition. It shows the connection between the work and Clara Schumann and her youngest son. Felix, Brahms' godson and a talented violinist, was seriously ill and died before the work was completed. in a letter of dedication on the reverse of the leaf, Brahms expresses his deepest sympathy and his best wishes.
Contains both marked and unmarked string parts.