Kerouac & Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet in B

2nd Adagio Movement of Brahms’
Clarinet Quintet in B Minor

First Part

These voices I hear are those of little angels I imagine have those sweet little mouths made oval by extreme upper teeth—rosy mouths sweetly ovaled, like the mouth-
piece of a clarinet.

When could Brahms have heard such music? It is impossible to imagine. It is incredibly sensitive— and, as I say, more beautiful music I have never heard. It  is music from the deepest gloom, the most sunny + hidden wild garden. I cannot imagine this music not how Brahms could have heard it in his mind— I gather, then, the happy accident
of art?— It is the sound of a heart in love.


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