The viola part for Brahms' Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 has been edited by Steven Ansell, highly acclaimed musician, teacher, and principal violist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Ansell's bowings, fingerings and other editorial markings have been added throughout the score.
Proclaimed as "Brahms' Eroica" during its premiere, the Third Symphony came nearly six years after his Second and followed a number of the composer's greatest works. By this point, Brahms was a fifty-year-old bachelor who declared himself to be "Free but happy," a disposition that can be heard in the primary musical motto consisting of three notes, F–A-flat–F. These notes represent the German for this phrase "Frei aber froh." It appears in multiple variations throughout the symphony.
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Please note: Bowings have been marked throughout with fingerings for select passages.
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