Tuesday, January 22, 2008
To really appreciate Brahms 4
Read the chapter on its first movement in Bernstein's the Infinite Variety of Music. His description of the second subject as "the great German tango" alone makes the chapter worth reading. And thanks to that chapter (as well as the obsession described below), I have every note of the piece burned into my brain. For me the first sign of dementia will be when I start losing that piece.