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Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Johannes BrahmsPiano Trio No 1 in B Op 8 (1889 version)

Allegro con brio
Scherzo: Allegro Molto


Johannes BrahmsPiano Trio No 1 in B Op 8 was the first of the composer’s chamber works to be published. It was originally composed in 1854, but Brahms later responded to an invitation from his publisher to revise any of his earlier works, and a new version was published in 1889. The revised version was not met with unanimous satisfaction – notably from Clara Schumann – and both remained in the catalogue. In current concert programmes, it is the revised version that is most often performed and recorded.

Image: Johannes Brahms in 1853 (Wikimedia Commons)

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