~ Johannes Brahms, letter to Clara Schumann (31 May 1856)
Out of all Brahms' work, his most famous might be his lullaby:
Lullaby and good night,
With roses bedight,
With lilies o'er spread
Is baby's wee bed.
Lay thee down now and rest,
May thy slumber be blessed.
~ Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, gute Nacht
For Music Monday, though, I'll share a personal favorite:
To me, Brahms' eyes look intelligent and thoughtful. But before we get too sentimental about him, I'll leave you with one last quote:
If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted, I beg his pardon.