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Johannes Brahms » Violin Sonata no. 1 in G major » Schultze-Biesantz, Clemens - Litolff

There are many slanting lines in the violin part, evidently indicating specifically where an audible, expressive portamento is expected by the editor. Many of these are in places where other editions also imply portamento with their fingering, and in other places this edition's fingering suggests that position changers within legato would have been audible, thus implying that the marked portamentos were more pronounced. Overall the edition gives the impression of a rather more prominent use of portamento, perhaps reflecting the period of exaggerated portamento referred to by Schoenberg as being used by some players after 1900, which led to the association of portamento with bad taste during the period after 1930.


Composer Johannes Brahms
Work Violin Sonata no. 1 in G major
Title Sonate G dur op. 78
Publisher Litolff
City Braunschweig
Date 1929 ±1 years [Source: estimate]
Publication Number 2734a
Instrumentation Violin and Piano – 1 Violin · 1 Others (Piano)
Partly Recomposed No


Part Plate No. Medium Annotations Musical Text(s)
Violin 2734a Printed Printed