From the Press Office:
"BBC Radio 3 is to broadcast the first performance of a recently discovered ‘unknown’ Brahms piano work on Saturday 21st January at 12:15pm in Music Matters presented by Tom Service.
Albumblatt, the short piece which lasts two minutes was written in 1853 when Brahms was just 20. It was found by conductor and musicologist Christopher Hogwood as he looked through a music collection in the United States.
BBC Radio 3 recorded the work for the first time with the celebrated Hungarian pianist Andras Schiff and, in what will be a global premiere, will broadcast Albumblatt as part of an interview with Christopher Hogwood about the discovery in advance of it being published in February by Barenreiter. Andras Schiff who was asked by Radio 3 to be the first to perform the piece will also be interviewed in the programme. "