17 August, 2007

Dearest Ludwig,

Many and copious thanks for the Marcia Funebre of Opus No. 55. And thanks for setting the bar so very, very high that Johannes Brahms waited 47 years, 23 years after being called "the chosen one" by Robert Schumann in 1853, to even attempt to write a symphony -- a form so highly perfected by yourself.

Also, sorry about your hearing, and the syphilis.

You are ichiban,
Your faithful and humble fan,

1 comment:

joeyo said...

I doubt he spoke japanese. ;)

Eroica is indeed an awesome symphony.