Happy birthday, Johannes

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) composed his Sixteen Waltzes for piano in 1865. Here is number 15, performed by Idil Biret.

6 Responses to Happy birthday, Johannes

  1. Looks much better without the beard.

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    • Well, since Brahms composed this waltz when he was a young man, I used a photograph that was taken when he was a young man. 🙂 (Musically, he was a prodigy, but when it came to his physical maturation, he lagged way behind. His voice didn’t change until he was in his twenties and his beard didn’t come in until he was in his thirties.)

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  2. floridaborne says:

    One of my favorites. It makes the world seem a kinder place.

    It’s easy to say that he lived in a simpler time, but there is nothing simple about the child mortality and hardships endured that were frequent that most of us cannot immagine.

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