Piano Trio No.4 in A major, Anh.4/5 (Brahms, Johannes)

Authorship Note
Brahms's authorship of this work is disputed.


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Editor Karl Hasse (1883-1960)
Ernst Bücken (1884-1949)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1938. Plate J. B. 175.
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General Information

Work Title Piano Trio in A major
Alternative. Title
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Anh.4/5
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 160
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
I. Moderato, A major
II. Vivace, F minor
III. Lento, D major
IV. Presto, A major
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
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation violin, cello, piano
External Links Wikipedia
Extra Information discovered 1924, unattributed; attribution to Brahms based on musical style rather than documentary evidence

Misc. Comments

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.