Georg Henschel

from Musings & memories of a musician, page 55:

It was a rare delight to watch the enthusiasm and, at the same time, the reverence and dignity he [Brahms] brought to bear on the performance of Bach's masterwork. Johann Sebastian was one of his gods, and I remember one day in his rooms when, seeing me notice that master's Well-tempered Klavier open on the piano, he said to me : "With this I rinse my mouth every morning." 

cite as

Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 55. accessed: 19 January, 2019


Georg Henschel
baritone, Composer, Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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piano music
written by Bach, Ignatz Moscheles
performed by Brahms

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 17 Jan 2016 17:24:53 +0000
Approved on Sat, 30 Jan 2016 14:57:47 +0000