[Op. 117]. Drei Intermezzi für Pianoforte ... Op. 117. No. 1. No. 2. No. 3. Johannes BRAHMS.

[Op. 117]. Drei Intermezzi für Pianoforte ... Op. 117. No. 1. No. 2. No. 3.

Berlin: N. Simrock [PN 9876], 1892. Folio. Unbound. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3-15 pp., [1] (blank). Lithographed. Watermark "CGR [two stars] 6."

Slightly worn and browned; musicseller's stamp to foot of title; small splits and holes to spine at folds.

First Edition, first issue. McCorkle, p. 470. Hofmann, p. 247. Deutsch, p. 263. Hoboken 4, 141.

"In a letter to his friend Rudolf von der Leyen, Brahms called the three Intermezzos op.117 ‘Wiegenlieder meiner Schmerzen’ (‘lullabies of my sorrow’). In the first piece the association with the lullaby is made explicit: the rhythm is a softly rocking 6/8 and Brahms prefaced the music with a pair of lines from a Scottish ballad, as translated by Herder, beginning ‘Schlaf sanft mein Kind’ (‘Sleep softly, my child’). It has been suggested that the other two intermezzos in the set are also related to Scottish ballads." Walter Frisch in Grove Music Online. Item #31327

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