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While most people are familiar with the revised 1889 version of Brahms' Piano Trio in B Major, violinist Joshua Bell's new album, For the Love of Brahms, presents the original, 1854 version. The recording, which you can sample below, also features cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk. The trio was written when a 20 year old Brahms fell in love with his friend's, Robert Schumann's, wife: Clara Schumann.   In a recent interview, Bell explained why he was shocked by Brahms' original version of the Piano Trio in B Major and how the piece relates to the Double Concerto in a minor, which is also featured on the album.

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