Thursday, May 7, 2009
Happy Birthday Johannes
Sing a lullaby today or listen to one of Brahms' wonderful works for piano or orchestra. I don't know why there's a street named after him in Paris, only that it is perpendicular to Allée Vivaldi, kind of like those subdivisions in the U.S. where the developers ran out of ideas and named all the streets after cars or flowers. Or in the worst case, a Jewish neighborhood outside Atlanta where all the street names are Christmas related. At any rate, the only mention I can find on-line of a connection between Brahms and Paris is his rejoicing over the German defeat of the French in 1870. But apparently now, all is forgiven.