We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I listen to Brahms every day, often multiple times. Symphony No 4 at dawn almost every morning, the first movement synchronized to the rising sun. Symphony Number 1’s dramatic first movement at a longing afternoon or dramatic sunset.
Piano Concerto number 1s first movement - a symphony with piano accomanyment - is for special occasions melding memory with hope. This concerto number 2s contemplative first movement is almost sad but pulls you out with rising notes halfway through the movement. This movement in the video is almost jovial, with a singsong happy quality.
Although a few years of music as a kid the score they added here was incomprehensible and I couldn’t follow but I gave up long ago trying to read music although I almost worship music in genenrsl and Brahms in particular.
After my young mother died, my father often played the 3rd movement of Brahms' 3rd Symphony. By ear, on the piano. I used to sit quietly on the stairs out of view and listen to him play. It was his way of weeping. I listen to it rarely. Too many sad memories.
I love classical music and am just glad there are others that do too! My favorite Brahms is his Requiem. I’ve always thought it would be perfect music to play as a scene of dawn on a battlefield is shown. Yeah, fanciful, I know. But it’s really wonderful music.