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Johannes Brahms

Brahms: Piano Pieces, Op. 119

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  • Composer: Johannes Brahms
  • Editor: Ulrich Mahlert
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Work: 4 Pieces for Piano, Op. 119
  • ISMN: 9790004165584
  • Size: 9.1 x 12.0 inches
  • Pages: 24
  • Urtext / Critical Edition

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The Piano Pieces, Op. 119 are less a loose collection of pieces than a self-contained cycle. Johannes Brahms's piano work reach their conclusion and fulfilment in these pieces, and the forebodings of death in the E-flat Minor Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 6 are metamorphosed into late-Romantic otherworldliness.

Johannes Brahms wrote to Clara Schumann about the Intermezzo, Op. 119, No. 1: "I am tempted to copy out a little piano piece for you, since I would like to know how you find it. It is full of dissonances! They may be correct and legitimate - but perhaps not to your liking, in which case I wish they were less correct but more appealing and to your taste. The little piece is exceptionally melancholic, and it would be an understatement to say that it must 'be played very slowly'. Every bar and eyery note must sound ritard., as if one wanted to squeeze the melancholy with ecstasy and contentment out of every single one of those dissonances! Oh God, the description alone will make you eager!"

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Brahms: Piano Pieces, Op. 119

$13.95

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Description

The Piano Pieces, Op. 119 are less a loose collection of pieces than a self-contained cycle. Johannes Brahms's piano work reach their conclusion and fulfilment in these pieces, and the forebodings of death in the E-flat Minor Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 6 are metamorphosed into late-Romantic otherworldliness.

Johannes Brahms wrote to Clara Schumann about the Intermezzo, Op. 119, No. 1: "I am tempted to copy out a little piano piece for you, since I would like to know how you find it. It is full of dissonances! They may be correct and legitimate - but perhaps not to your liking, in which case I wish they were less correct but more appealing and to your taste. The little piece is exceptionally melancholic, and it would be an understatement to say that it must 'be played very slowly'. Every bar and eyery note must sound ritard., as if one wanted to squeeze the melancholy with ecstasy and contentment out of every single one of those dissonances! Oh God, the description alone will make you eager!"

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