This treasury of 38 works for solo piano spanning forty years of Brahms' long and prolific life includes the famous 'Edward' ballade; two capriccios; seven Hungarian Dances in the composer's own transcriptions for solo piano; six intermezzos; three rhapsodies; the complete sixteen waltzes op. 39; Sonata no. 3 the best known and most mature of Brahms' three piano sonatas; and the complete books of two legendary works the Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel and the celebrated and dramatic Variations on a Theme by Paganini. Sometimes termed the 'Romantic Classicist' Brahms successfully merged the seemingly contradictory qualities of romanticism and classicism blending poetry with elegance balance and restraint. A fine inexpensive compilation of piano classics reproduced from authoritative scores this volume will delight intermediate and advanced pianists.