BRAHMS | sonata E minor op.38 | BASS PART ONLY | AEBF# & cGDA
FILE FORMAT: PDF | 300 dpi
SCORES: only Double Bass | 16 pages
SCORDATURA: in D, in F & in G | AEBF#, cGDA & dAEB
SOURCE: composer's original text | unamended
RECOMMENDED PIANO SCORES: G.Henle Urtext HN1134 (not included) | Bärenreiter Urtext BA9429 (not included) | Wiener Urtext UT50039 (not included)
COMMENTS: the scordatura transp. in F (cGDA) is by far the preferred one, it sounds clearer and projects a lot better aside with (quite massive instrumented) piano part. It is especially important in the last movement, where transp. in D (AEBF#) sounds inferior. Scordatura in F is also technically easier to learn and some parts that are unplayable with the AEBF# tuning (like the double-voiced passage in the 1st movement, bars 227-230) are performed very easy with the cGDA scordatura. I have learned my lesson myself after several years of useless attempts to get the desired sound with the AEBF# scordatura and learned the piece again with the higher scordatura.
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