Fantasien für Klavier opus 116. Faksimile nach dem Autograph, im Besitz der Staats- und Universitätsibliothek Hamburg

[Fantasies, piano, op.116]

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[Henle Music Facsimiles, 11]. Munich, 1997. Oblong, 34 x 28 cm, 24 facs, 8 pp. Full-color halftone of the composer’s “working” autograph, signed “Ischl, summer [18]92”. This is the only surviving source for op.116 (the engraver’s fair copy is now lost), and sheds important light on Brahms’ compositional and copying methods. A comparision with the first printed edition shows interesting changes or refinements in tempi, articulations and harmonic details; the original title of the fourth piece—“Notturno”—has been retitled “Intermezzo” in the final version. Afterword in Ger-Eng by Bernhard Stockmann. Hardbound. $119
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