Brahms’ autograph manuscript for Clara Schumann
Johannes Brahms, untitled manuscript, 1871 (later revised as the F#-minor Capriccio, op. 76/1), first page. Music Deposit 17, Special Collections, Yale University Music Library, New Haven, Connecticut.
This is the oldest surviving manuscript of Brahms’ Capriccio in F# minor. At the top of the title page, he wrote the date (September 12, 1871) and the shorthand version of her name, Cl. Sch. He presented this to her as a gift in celebration of what would have been her 52nd wedding anniversary to Robert Schumann. 

Brahms’ autograph manuscript for Clara Schumann

Johannes Brahms, untitled manuscript, 1871 (later revised as the F#-minor Capriccio, op. 76/1), first page. Music Deposit 17, Special Collections, Yale University Music Library, New Haven, Connecticut.

This is the oldest surviving manuscript of Brahms’ Capriccio in F# minor. At the top of the title page, he wrote the date (September 12, 1871) and the shorthand version of her name, Cl. Sch. He presented this to her as a gift in celebration of what would have been her 52nd wedding anniversary to Robert Schumann. 

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