GEORGE COLERICK investigates the
emotional life of Johannes Brahms in his twenties
Brahms' emotional existence during his twenties is more interesting in relation to his creative phase than that of his later life, when he was a resigned, perhaps lonely bachelor. He was twenty-three when he suffered the death of his friend and protégée, Robert Schumann. Years of stress and indecision followed, and his ambivalent feelings for Schumann's wife, Clara. She similarly, perhaps from jealousy that he might be eyeing her daughter, Julie...
Copyright © 28 February 2015 George Colerick,