Sometimes termed the "Romantic Classicist," Brahms successfully merged the seemingly contradictory qualities of romanticism and classicism, blending poetry with elegance, balance, and restraint.
This treasury of 38 works for solo piano, spanning forty years of Brahms's long and prolific life, includes the famous "Edward" ballade; two capriccios; seven Hungarian Dances in the composer's own transcriptions for solo piano; six intermezzos; three rhapsodies; the complete 16 waltzes, Op. 39; Sonata No. 3, the best-known and most mature of Brahms's three piano sonatas; and the complete books of two legendary works, the Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel and the celebrated and dramatic Variations on a Theme by Paganini.
A fine, inexpensive compilation of piano classics, reproduced from authoritative scores, this volume will delight intermediate and advanced pianists.