Violin Concerto in D major Op. 77 Breitkopf Urtext 35´ Edition for violin and piano by Thomas Zehetmair Brahms´s exhortation to his friend Joseph Joachim to “go ahead and make some decent cuts in the violin part and the score!” was followed with diligence and creative spirit by Joachim. For over 100 years now there has been nothing new to interpret in the Urtext of Brahms´s own piano reduction; today, our interest focuses more strongly on the transmission history of the concerto, which isclosely connected with Joachim, especially the important role he played in giving the solo part itsdefinitive form. Thomas Zehetmair has produced a compendium of all the sources to the solo part andprovided commentaries on them. In brief, he has provided everything that a violinist needs for a historically informed interpretation. The new edition contains: 1. the solo part based on the first edition of 1879 with the additions by Joachim that Brahms approved of. 2. the solo part prepared byThomas Zehetmair, without Joachim´s additions of 1879 but with further additions of Joachim from the following edition of 1905. These include interpretation suggestions and metronome markings. 3. cadenzas by Joseph Joachim and Thomas Zehetmair.