Symphony No.4 in E Minor, Op.98. Facsimile Edition of the Autograph Score in the Possession of the Allgemeine Musikgesellschaft Zürich
Introduction by Günther Birkner

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Zürich, 1974. 35 x 26 cm, 138 pp. Beautiful 6-color facsimile of the autograph full score published on the occasion of the centennial—1874-1974—of the publishing house Edition Eulenburg. An extremely fascinating document, probably used at the first performance of the symphony in Meiningen on 25 Oct. 1885, and full of annotations and corrections by the composer. There are also markings made by contemporary editors in charge of preparing the work for its first publication (Berlin: Simrock, 1886; this important source was not consulted for the edition in the Gesamtausgabe, Leipzig, 1926). Included are such personal and revealing remarks as “Nirgend a2 setzen, immer doppelt streichen! Brahms hat das lieber” (“Never use a2, always engrave double stems! Brahms prefers it!”). Binding and coverboards reproduce look of the original manuscript. $295
Brahms, Symphony No.4, cover

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