At the age of twenty, Brahms paid a visit to Schumann, who was by then a well-established composer. The visitor made such a favorable impression on him that Schumann wrote, “This young artist might be compared to a river that, like the Niagara, reveals itself in all its splendor.” Thus, the door to Brahms’ future opened wide.
Johannes BrahmsSonata n. 2 in fa diesis minore op. 2Robert SchumannFantasia in do maggiore op. 17