SCHUMANN Fantasie, Op. 17 (solo piano) BRAHMS Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8a (original version, 1854) Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Lecture Recital Room, Silk Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT As discussed in my thesis, the two works demonstrate a specific aspect of Schumann's musical-aesthetical influence on the young Brahms's piano trio, namely, their use of allusion. Apart from the fact that they are connected by the allusion to Beethoven's song cycle An die ferne Geliebte, Schumann’s influence is evident more widely on Brahms and his output of this time, including the Op. 8a.