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Piano Quartet in c minor Op. 60

By Johannes Brahms

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Chamber Ensemble Piano Quartet (Piano Quartet)
Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Edited by Hanspeter Krellmann. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Classical. Single piece and set of performance parts (softcover). With introductory text, performance notes, bowings and fingerings. 88 pages. G. Henle #HN285. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480285).

Item Number: HL.51480285

ISBN 9790201802855. 9x12 inches.

Brahms' Third Piano Quartet stands out for the extremely involved and complex history of its genesis. A very first version of certain sections – still in C# minor – had been written in 1855/56, but neither the composer nor his friends were genuinely happy with this version. In 1869 Brahms reprised his work, but still found no satisfying solution. It was not until 1874/75 that he brought the final version to paper, replacing the two movements of the original version with new ones. While the “tragic” key of C minor points to the truly dark, passionate character of the work, the composer actually singled out the mood of suffering of the quartet himself in several letters.

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