in Sassnitz - July, 1876

from Musings & memories of a musician, page 99:

"[T]he other day, after having played the last movement of my [Brahms] C Minor Quartet, in which a friend detected a certain resemblance to Mendelssohn's Trio in C Minor, without realizing that what, there, is theme itself, is with me simply an accompanying figure, my friend asked me,—in all seriousness, mind,—'Now, am I not right : you wanted to show what you could do with that theme?' How silly! " 

cite as

Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 99. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Sassnitz

Listening to

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Brahms's C minor Quartet
written by Brahms
performed by Johannes Brahms

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1876
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:21:01 +0000
Approved on Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:21:02 +0100