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Brahms Violin Concerto Manuscript

Another treasure of the Library of Congress…they (or we the American citizenry) own the autograph manuscript of the Brahms Violin Concerto. You can see that Brahms labored over this piece, changing his mind and crossing things out often. He consulted with violinist Joseph Joachim who took great liberties at suggesting changes. Joachim’s bright red ink more…