Between 1859 and 1885, with his four symphonies, two piano concertos, a violin concerto, dances, variations and overtures, Brahms had become the essential representative of great orchestral music. In 1887, he chose to write his double concerto in A minor op. 102 for the violin and the cello, because he had for these instruments leading soloists: after the creation of the second sonata for cello by Brahms, the cellist Robert Hausmann had asked him for a concert piece - as for the famous violinist Joseph Joachim , he maintained friendships with Brahms and notably created his violin concerto. After the dark tone of the fourth symphony, this concerto appears to be particularly optimistic and reconciling. Also published as part of the new complete edition of Brahms' works, it is offered here in the very handy form of study score.