Monday, April 8, 2013

Brahms Intermezzo A Major Op 118 No 2

My dad sent this, stating that: "It is a beautiful and introspective piece of music. Brahms at the end, contemplating his life, its wonder, and its grace. I get tears in my eyes each time I hear it."

I have listened to it on repeat this morning and each time it becomes better.

p.s. Brahms wrote this as he was watching all of his friends pass away. I've read that he wrote "easy" pieces like this for Clara Schumann as she was in too much pain to play more complex pieces. A heartfelt gift to an old and dear friend in her twilight.

No comments:

Post a Comment