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Piano Quartet C minor Op. 60

Piano Quartet C minor Op. 60


Piano Quartet C minor Op. 60 (Softcover)

(ed. Hanspeter Krellmann, fing. Hans-Martin Theopold)

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.

Publisher:    Henle Urtext Edition

Item Number:    HL 51480285

Series:    Henle Music Folios

Pages:    58

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