Brahms, Johannes Piano Quintet F minor op. 34 EditorBoomhower, Daniel F. Language(s) of text: English, German Product format: Score, Set of parts, Urtext edition Instrumentation: Piano, Violin (2), Viola, Violoncello Bärenreiter s scholarly-critical edition of Brahms popular Quintet in F minor for piano and strings contains everything a cutting edge Urtext edition is meant to offer. It presents a solid and wellresearched musical text based on Brahms autograph as well as the first edition, and draws on the autograph of the two-piano version (composed six years later) for purposes of comparison. The edition also contains a discussion of the work s historical context and performance practice as well as a comprehensive Critical Commentary with an evaluation of the sources and alternative readings. The editor, Daniel Boomhower, deals with the conflicting readings between the string parts in the autograph engraver s copy and those found in small print in the first published score as well as in the separate parts for that edition. Relevant readings from the two-piano version appear in the appendix of the Critical Commentary.
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