"It would appear as though Brahms might afford occasionally to put a little more melody into his work --- just a little now and then for a change. His Second Symphony gave the impression that the composer was either endeavoring all the while to get as near as possible to harmonic sounds without reaching them; or that he was unable to find any whatever."
(Boston Traveler, February 27, 1882)
Finale Tip : Apply Human Playback to regions of your score with the Apply Human Playback plug-in under the Plug-ins menu.
OF NOTE - Finale tips and tutorials by music notation expert Robert Puff.