Brahms's authorship of this work is disputed.
|Composition Year||1865 before|
|Genre Categories||; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||Piano Trio in A major|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Anh.4/5|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IJB 160|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1865 before|
|First Publication.||1938 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||35 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||violin, cello, piano|
|Extra Information||discovered 1924, unattributed; attribution to Brahms based on musical style rather than documentary evidence|
The original editors hypothesised a date of composition between 1853-55, contemporaneous with Brahms's Op.8 Trio. An alternative potential composer is Albert Dietrich. The manuscript, made by a copyist, was dated to the early-to-mid 1860s, or as late as a decade after the putative date of composition; no title page has survived. Brahms is known to have referred to several discarded trios composed prior to Op.8, of which this could potentially be one.