"Tragic, Brahms? Tragedy is the art of looking with compassion at what cannot ordinarily be seen without suffering. This book is for all those that love Brahms's music, all those fiery notes which glimmer in our twilight, better than an ageless, eternal fire or mere melancholy gold." HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD, excerpt from the preface. Like all the volumes in the Classica Collection this work on Brahms is supplemented with a chronology, a bibliography, a discography with commentary and an index. Born in 1972, Stéphane Barsacq is a writer. He is an editor for Editions Robert Laffont and is on the editorial committee for the "Bouquins" collection. He has published "La Joie Parfait" an essay on Francis of Assisi. (Le Seuil, 2008).