Brahm's "Maestoso" in the hands of Grimaud
Drift down in sheets against a Hebridean sky.
Sudden warm breath above a cold swaying sea
Impinges a moment's annoyance; violation,
Daring to slip a feather onto stony anvil;
Her fingers graze across a sandpapery mane
Seeping her softness into the saline crust
Of the sepulchre of the equine malcontent.
7 February, 2015
*"Maestoso" is the first movement of Brahm's 1st Piano Concerto. In this case, performed by Helène Grimaud with the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Gielen conducting.