The viola part for Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 has been edited by highly acclaimed violist, teacher, and orchestral/chamber musician Steven Ansell. Ansell's bowings, fingerings and other editorial markings have been added throughout the score.
The first major symphony to follow Beethoven, Brahms himself declared that the composition took 21 years, from 1855 to 1876 when it premiered. Throughout the symphony, Brahms draws on elements from his predecessor and the Classical era (including sonata form) while also experimenting with newer musical conventions and language which would go on to influence the Romantic period.
Please note: Bowings have been marked throughout with fingerings for select passages.
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