Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897
Piano Trio in A major, Op. Post
Attributed to Brahms, composed around 1853-1856 (?), published in 1938.
Reeling within the rich welter of contemporary music, one occasionally thinks with wistful nostalgia: why doesn’t anyone write more music like Bach, Beethoven or Brahms? This question provokes another: might there more music of these composers or their contemporaries yet to discover, learn and love? Here, the thought of Brahms is especially poignant since it is thought that he carefully destroyed over half of his chamber music compositions, the unpublished music swept away on the cutting room floor. If only we could gain a sense of these lost works! (more…)