Chorale Prelude on “Herzlich tut mich verlangen,” Op. 122/10

Brahms’s love of Bach and older music was legendary in his time. Like Mendelssohn, Brahms held a great indebtedness to his musical forebears. He was also very fond of writing for the organ, and it’s telling that in the last summer of his life, the very last pieces he wrote were a very private set of works for organ, written in the style of Bach.