Christian Köhn is a pianist with a deep understanding of Brahms’ piano music. Now he has edited a new Urtext edition of Brahms’ variations (1861) on an eight-bar theme from Handel’s “Keyboard Suite No. 1” (“Suite de pièces de Clavecin”, Vol. 2).

Köhn has drawn on every available source and incorporated the most recent musicological discoveries. With his fingering, a well-presented layout and optimum page turns, the volume meets all the demands of a practical performing edition.
A detailed foreword illuminates the work’s genesis and sources while presenting valuable information on contemporary performance practice. This scholarly-critical edition of the “Handel Variations” adds a central work to Bärenreiter’s comprehensive series of Brahms’ piano music in Urtext editions.

- Urtext edition based on all known sources and the latest musicological findings
- With optimum page turns
- Informative foreword (Ger/Eng) and Critical Commentary (Eng)
- Includes fingering and suggestions on performance practice (Ger/Eng)


"...remarkably faithful to the composer's intentions...state-of-the-art publication of a seminal Romantic work."
(International Piano, Jan. 2015)

The editor
Christian Köhn teaches piano at the Musikhochschule in Detmold. One of his specialties is the piano music of Johannes Brahms. Together with his duet partner Silke-Thora Matthies, he is a prize-winner of the Munich Competition and has released the world's first complete recording of Brahms's works for piano duet. In addition to the Serenades for piano four-hands, opp. 11 and 16 (BA 6570 and 6571), he has already edited many of Brahms's solo piano works for Bärenreiter.