Johannes Brahms (18331897)

Zwei Rhapsodien op. 79

Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Piano

Music score (Urtext edition)

Item no.678977
Author/ComposerJohannes Brahms
EditorChristian Köhn
Scope22 pages; 24 × 31 cm
Release year2018
Producer No.BA 9614
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Brahms’ vivacious “Rhapsodies” op. 79 of 1879 are among his most frequently played works. He had a hard time finding a suitable title for them, vacillating between “Piano Piece”, “Capriccio” (No. 1) and ”Caprices”. His hand was forced by the dedicatee Elisabeth von Herzogenberg, who welcomed the pieces with the salutation “Ye (to me) nameless ones in the nebulous garb of rhapsodies”.

Now Brahms expert Christian Köhn is presenting these popular pieces in an up-to-date new edition that remains faithful to the sources and reflects the latest findings of Brahms scholarship. In addition to the informative Preface the edition offers enlightening details regarding performancepractice of Brahms' day. With a reader-friendly engraving, comfortable page turns including a fold-out page and fingering where required, the edition meets all the needs of today’s performers.


  • ​Vorwort
  • ​Preface

Zwei Rhapsodien für Klavier op. 79:

  • Rhapsodie für Klavier h-Moll op. 79/1
  • Rhapsodie für Klavier g-Moll op. 79/2
  • ​Critical Commentary