Saturday, April 29, 2006
A Good Mood
A quip by a local wit began circulating: "When Brahms is feeling really frisky, he sings The Grave Is My Joy."P. 372:
Brahms managed rehearsals with incomparable musicianship and ready wit. He knew how to be self-deprecating, as when he echoed the town's (and probably his own) favorite joke about himself: "I'm in a really good mood today, so let's do Dear Lord, When Shall I Die?"