Brahms First Symphony Arranged for Two Pianos Eight Hands 1891

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Brahms, Johannes. Erste Symphonie  (C moll) Johannes Brahms Op. 68 für 2 Pianoforte  zu 8 Händen von Robert Keller. Berlin: Verlag von N. Simrock in Berlin, G.m.b.H., [1891]. Simrock plate number 8032. 34 cm x 26.5. The Brahms First Symphony arranged for two pianos eight hands by Robert Keller. Two scores: Score I, Pianoforte I, Secondo (verso), Primo (recto), pages 1 – 59, complete; Score II, Pianoforte II, Secondo (verso), Primo (recto), pages 1 – 51, complete.

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Brahms, Johannes. Erste Symphonie  (C moll) Johannes Brahms Op. 68 für 2 Pianoforte  zu 8 Händen von Robert Keller. Berlin: Verlag von N. Simrock in Berlin, G.m.b.H., [1891]. Simrock plate number 8032. 34 cm x 26.5. The Brahms First Symphony arranged for two pianos eight hands by Robert Keller. Two scores: Score I, Pianoforte I, Secondo (verso), Primo (recto), pages 1 – 59, complete; Score II, Pianoforte II, Secondo (verso), Primo (recto), pages 1 – 51, complete. Paper wrapper, back cover advertises the Ungarische Tänze von Johannes Brahms für 2 Pianoforte zu 4 händen and the Slavische Tänze von Anton Dvoŕák 2 Pianoforte zu 4 händen. Here is a small tear to the front wrapper with no text or paper loss, and a small damp stain to the front cover, otherwise the condition is very good. This copy is signed on the title page by Mary I[sabella] Dickson, daughter of Dr. George Dickson, 9 India Street, Edinburgh. Miss Dickson became the wife of Dr. Alan Menzies, a professor of chemistry at Princeton University. Her daughter was Elizabeth G. C. Menzies. One other complete copy of this rare eight-hand piano arrangement made during Brahms’s lifetime (1833-1897)  at two pianos was located at the Nederlands Muziek Instituut, Muziekbibliotheek.

Piano 2, Secondo, opening of the first movement.
Piano 2, Primo, opening of the first movement.
Back cover of the wrapper, showing the advertisement for Dvorak’s “Slavische Tänze” and Brahms’s Ungarische Tänze.