Few authors write more transparently about music than Swafford, who has also penned memorable lives of Brahms and Ives.
So far, then, as relates to the harmonic aspect, Brahms may be regarded as a real stage in the evolution of Musical Art.
In 1862 Brahms located in Vienna, where he has almost ever since resided.
Brahms enjoyed his position, and, it must be confessed, did not hesitate to avail himself of his privileges.
Brahms thought well of everybody, if he thought of any one at all.
The second visit was again unsuccessful, but on trying a third time, at seven o'clock, I found that Brahms had returned.
Brahms, so it is said, was an avowed enemy of the feline tribe.
When about half-way through the table d'hte the porter entered and said that Brahms was in the outer hall, waiting to see me.
He took a passage from Brahms' violin concerto and began to play it over and over.
The poetry, the nobility, the moderation and cleanness of line of Brahms is absent.