Bride gets a letter from Brahmsmain
The Brahms-Institut of the Lübeck music academy has acquired an unknown letter of Johannes Brahms.
Dated October 1868, it congratulates the singer Maria Schmidt on her marriage to the composer Theodor Kirchner.
Brahms is 35 at the time and unmarried. Had he fancied Maria?
We may never know.
photo © Brahms-Institut Lübeck