Concerto a minor op. 102 for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra
Editor: Michael Struck
Complete Edition with critical report, Serie I, Band 10, clothbound
orchestral material available from Breitkopf & Härtel
Pages: 249 (XX, 229), Size 25,5 x 32,5 cm
Order no. HN 6003 · ISMN M-2018-6003-9
Musicians throughout the world are familiar with and treasure our blue Urtext editions – top quality editions of great classical compositions. Urtext and Henle are synonymous. The musician is offered a musical text which solely reflects the composer’s intentions.
Without question, the new edition of the "Double Concerto" represents a major achievement in Brahms studies. In addition to delivering as clean a rendering of the text of the work as one might wish for, Struck has assembled, synthesized, and critically evaluated an incredible amount of new material in his introductory essay and critical report. All of this should be of great interest to Brahms devotees whether they happen to be scholars, students, performers, or simply lovers of his music. Needless to say, these constituencies are not mutually exclusive. It is to be hoped that each, in its own way, will take full advantage of the many riches the new edition of the work has to offer.
[American Brahms Society Newsletter, 2003]
Nach der Editionsfolge zu urteilen, hat die neue "Johannes Brahms Gesamtausgabe" erheblich an Schwung gewonnen: Symphonie Nr. 1 op. 68 (1996), Klavierquintett op. 34 (1999), Doppelkonzert op. 102 (2000) sowie zuletzt Symphonie Nr. 2 op. 73 (2002). Dabei haben weder die Sorgfalt und Qualität des Notentextes noch die Lesbarkeit bzw. Übersichtlichkeit von Einleitung und Kritischem Bericht gelitten, wie der hier zu besprechende Band eindrucksvoll beweist.
[Die Musikforschung, 2003]
… the appearance of each volume of the new Brahms complete edition published by G. Henle Verlag is an important event. Especially welcome, however, is the recent publication of Brahms’s 1887 Concerto for violin, cello, and orchestra in A Minor, op. 102, … as this work has never been the subject of a modern scholarly monograph. … Readers will be grateful for the generous quotations of early reviews, as the sources from which they are drawn are not widely available outside Germany.