Today, on the 178th anniversary of his birth, I want to take a moment to remember what many people know about Johannes Brahms.
Several years ago I was involved in a performance of the Brahms Requiem, which was picked up by a local organization and widely publicized as "Johannes Brahms Reunion."
What does that even mean?
I can only imagine the thought process in that kind of situation. Oh, that looks like the name of some classical composer, so let me make sure I spell that right, and then an R word, got it. Okay, send this to thousands of people . . .
I'm not really interested in actually getting together with Brahms at this point. But neither, it seems, is of the general public aware of or interested in anything that I do.
It's a strange world.
At least Brahms might be gaining a little more name recognition . . .
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