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