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."
Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 55. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1453051493027 accessed: 16 October, 2018
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written by Bach, Ignatz Moscheles
|performed by Brahms|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public|