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 Post subject: Re: Meeting Bach
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 6:24 pm 
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juufa72 wrote:
Good thing you don't have a fancy to meet Brahms, he'd might insult you :x From what I understand Johnny Boy easily offended those around him. Is this true or just gossip? I don't know.


And yet, his kindness was legendary. Gave away most of his enormous income, liked to play trains on the floor with Clara Schumann's kids, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Meeting Bach
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 9:50 pm 
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juufa72 wrote:
Good thing you don't have a fancy to meet Brahms, he'd might insult you :x From what I understand Johnny Boy easily offended those around him. Is this true or just gossip? I don't know.

He probably had a heart of gold... he just was hopelessly and completely socially inept. Now that I think about it, doesn't that sound apt for a number of genius musicians?

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