It’s that magical time of year again. You know it, I know it, let’s all say it together: I’m reading a giant composer biography that’s going to take me five weeks to finish. If I remember correctly, people were absolutely wild for my Brahms columns. I still get, on average, 20 emails per week of people asking me to read another 600-word book about Johannes Brahms, but no!! We have to move on, together, from our glory days of the column.