Johannes Brahms, cello Sonata No. 2, Op. 99: a transcription and technical guide for alto saxophone and piano
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Johannes Brahms’s Sonata No. 2, Opus 99 is considered an important work of the cello repertoire. With the lack of Romantic-era transcriptions, specifically Brahms, the purpose of this project was to create a new transcription to add to the alto saxophone repertoire. The paper examines Brahms’s own transcription of Sonata Nos. 1 and 2, Opus 120 as an example of a clarinet to viola transcription. Additionally, the paper discusses in detail the necessary changes to the music, as well as offering technical suggestions for the issues encountered when transcribing from a stringed to a wind instrument. The paper concludes with a complete transcription of Brahms’s Sonata No. 2, Opus 99 for alto saxophone and piano.