Brahms & Children

Intermezzo, Op.118, No.2 “Andante Teneramente” J. Brahms (1833–1897) [PIANO]

“The Church’s One Foundation”


Brahms knew and was well known to all the children of the neighborhood, and when starting on his long walks would fill his pockets with candies, and amuse himself with the eagerness of the children, who knew his ways and would run after him as he passed, on the look-out for booty. “Whoever can jump gets a gulden,’ he would say; and displaying beyond reach a handful of candies made in imitation of the Austrian coin, he would increase his walking speed, and raise his hand higher and higher, drawing after him the flock of running, leaping children, until he allowed them one by one to gain a prize.