Monday, October 29, 2007
What a beautiful night we had last night. Thirty friends in our house. Homemade goulash, potato salad and various culinary ecoutrements.
Johannes Brahms was the guest of honor, with a special appearance by his friend Robert Schumann.
I played both rhapsodies from Brahms' Opus 79, ending with his Intermezzo in E Major from Opus 116. Dutch soprano Maaike Bakker joined in with two lieder by Schumann, and one by Brahms.
It was such an amazing night. Friends and neighbors coming together to eat, drink, be merry and listen to music. Thank you to all who were able to come. I hope to see you again on December 2nd for the next muziekavond.