Sometimes it’s hard to put your finger on progress. The wax wings used by Icarus were a great invention, but they wound up being his demise when the youth flew too close to the sun. For a long time, Brahms was considered a traditionalist. Although in reality he was plotting a course for the future that differed from the way his contemporaries were doing it.
Johannes BrahmsSinfonia n. 1 in do minore op. 68