Brahms in Sassnitz - July, 1876

from Musings & memories of a musician, pages 118-119:

The other day I happened to hum the theme of the Andante from his Quartet in C Minor. He seemed rather to like my doing so, for when it came to the place...he accompanied my humming with gentle movements of his hand, as if beating time to it. At last he smilingly said : "I am not at all ashamed to own that it gives me the keenest pleasure if a song, an adagio, or anything of mine, has turned out particularly good. How must those gods : Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, have felt, whose daily bread it was to write things like the St. Matthew …   more >>

cite as

Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 118-119. accessed: 12 July, 2024

location of experience: Sassnitz


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60
written 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 16:15:49 +0000
Approved on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:54:50 +0100