(Ede would be Edouard Remenyi the Hungarian virtuoso violinist who "discovered Brahms" and took him on tour as his piano accompanist. Later Brahms would write his Hungarian Dances which were influenced by these tours with Remenyi.)
Doyle Catalog Listing Mentioning Unpublished Brahms Work
End story is I heartily applaud the fact that this premier was made. It is a lovely piece, quite haunting and it fully deserved an airing and I give a standing ovation to Bill Scheide for allowing it to happen. However, the British media story which surrounds the discovery of the piece and has gone 'round the World while Romantic and reads like a miniature Dan Brown piece of fiction should be followed up by the media now that the facts are known.
Update: The first performance and World Premier was given by Jakob Haschildt at a Brahms conference in Kiel Germany on October 8th, 2011. At the same time a paper was delivered about the piece and an article appears in the Spring 2011 edition of the American Brahms Society Newsletter. Further, a recording was made of the World Premier performance which will be released with the Brahms Gesellschaft's annual journal. Please see the details below from Nigel Simione which we have further verified as complete and accurate.
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