Few composers lived life at a higher pitch of passionate, creative energy than Johannes Brahms. His music brims with dynamism, pulled from the exciting life he lived, characterized by the relationships he had. A devoted mentee of Robert Schumann's, Brahms nevertheless harbored a lifelong love for Schumann's pianist-composer wife, Clara Schumann. Brahms wrote to Clara, "I regret every word I write to you which does not speak of love."
In a fascinating new concept, John … MORE