RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 36316001 LA Translated from the German. T1 Johannes Brahms : life and letters A1 Brahms, Johannes,, Avins, Styra., PB Oxford University Press PP Oxford; New York YR 1997 SN 0198162340 9780198162346 0199247730 9780199247738 AB This book is a comprehensive collection of the letters of Johannes Brahms. Over 550 are included, virtually all uncut, and there are over a dozen published here for the first time in any language. The letters in this volume range from 1848 to just before his death. They include most of Brahm's letters to Robert Schumann, over a hundred letters to Clara Schumann, and the complete Brahms-Wagner correspondence. They are joined by a running commentary to form an absorbing narrative, documented with scholarly care, provided with comprehensive notes, but written for the general music lover. The work is generously illustrated, and contains several detailed appendices and an index. --From publisher's description.