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First edition score of Brahms op. 39 cycle of 16 Waltzes for Pianoforte for four hands.† The work dedicated to Viennese critic Eduard Hanslick was published by J. Rieter-Biedermann in Leipzig in 1867.† The French pianist Marguerite Villard, a pupil of Gabriel Faure and childhood friend of Jean Massenetís daughter Juliette writes her ownership name at the top.†

Dr EDUARD HANSLICK/WALZER/fŁr das/Pianoforte/zu vier Hšnden/von JOHANNES BRAHMS/op. 39/Eigenthum des Vorlegers fŁr alle Lšnder/LEIPZIG u. WINTERTHUR, J. RIETER-BIEDERMANN/AMSTERDAM, TH. BOOTHAAN & Co. WIEN C. A. SPINA/LONDON J.J. EWER & Co. PARIS J. MAHO/Pr. 1 Thl. 15 Ngr./470

Folio format with brown grapevine motif around the edges. First page of music page 2, last page of music, page 33 with blank end page. Plate number 470. Hofmann S. 82, McCorkle 141.

Brahms composed the work in Vienna in 1865 as a work for four hands, but reverted the initial publishing in 1866 to a work for two hands.† The first edition of the four hand work we offer was not issued until the following year.† The work was designed for two pianists to play at one piano, though a new version was published for two separate pianos after Brahms death in 1897.† Brahms best known waltz for solo piano is the 15th waltz in this cycle, which is often played as a solo final encore by pianists in recital.

The cover has slight age tone and minor foxing at the edges.† The score was removed from an assembled compendium and has a few marks on the front cover to the left. Inside a few scattered fox marks else fine. Virtually every copy of this score we have seen is heavily foxed, ours only has minor foxing.

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