Handel-Variationen Op.24, Piano - Johannes Brahms (Johannes Behr)
Wiener Urtext/Vienna Urtext #UT050171
At an early age, Johannes Brahms showed an interest in the music of composers before him. In this context, he came across the variations and themes of George Frideric Handel which, in turn, inspired him to write an extensive work of variations for the piano. This new edition of the Wiener Urtext Edition is based on a meticulous comparison of autographs, first editions and personal copies. Brahms' autograph copy served as an essential corrective and subsequent corrections made by the composer in Max Kalbeck's personal copy were taken into account as well. With pristinely clear engraving, this edition is a perfect tool for studying Handel's masterpiece. For advanced players.