Brahms always had a fine feeling for lyrical quality. His cycle Vier Quartette ("Four Quartets") op. 92 for voices and piano, setting four poems by Goethe, Daumer, Allmers, and Hebbel, demonstrates his musical skills in a particularly moving way. The cycle is about the romantic night atmosphere, about melancholy reflections on autumn, and secret noctural amorous adventures. The Urtext edition from Carus comprises a conductor’s score in large format and a choral score, both underlaid with singing text in German and English, and the piano accompaniment. The cycle can be performed by solo voices and piano, or by four-part mixed choir and piano.