Tomorrow we will only rehearse the first movement of Brahms. Make sure you are prepared! Know every rhythm, make sure you have workable fingerings, practice shifts, observe dynamics, listen to the music with your part in hand, etc. There is so much music to dig into if only we would demand higher expectations for our preparation. I am really looking forward to this journey with you. This music is utterly amazing so let’s pursue art at the highest level. Do it for the composer. Do it for your colleagues. Do it for yourself.