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Question: I am writing a thesis on Johannes Brahms Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 40. I know that the first edition on this piece was published by Simrock in 1866, but that the edition most used today is a revised edition from 1891. I would very much like to know if this first edition from 1866 exists in any printed form today, and if there is any possibility for me to get hold of it? Thank you very much. Best regards
Answer: The autograph of the score to this composition is housed at The Library of Congress (Whittall Foundation) Washington, D.C.
Question: We would like to know if you have plans in the near future for the Beethoven Piano Concerto #5 (Emperor).
PIano Concerto No. 5 is available in different editions: