Monday, September 17, 2007

come on, Brahms

why didn't Brahms write for English horn? it's really been bothering me lately.

4 comments:

Marc said...

Because Brahms was the very first neo-Classicist, and wasn't about to go about introducing those instruments Berlioz and Wagner were so enamored of into his scores.

Blake said...

Because in school young Johannes had a failed relationship (very ugly breakup) with the very first female English Hornist. As revenge, he burned the only manuscript copy of his revolutionary Twelve-Tone Concerto in 14 Randomized Movements for English Horn and Theremin, and decided to compose only in established forms for the rest of his life.

Marc said...

Can I amend my response? I want to second Blake's answer!!

Gabrielle said...

i think blake might be on to something . . .