The Big City

”The more susbtantial an individual’s aesthetic experience is, the sounder his taste, the sharper his moral focus, the freer—though not necessarily the happier—he is.."

I’ve been trying to work myself back into listen to music in my personal library. Even though I’ve managed to recover from the bulk of my major depression, the process of choosing and sticking with something is still weighted and thwarted by substantial anxiety.

But I got through Mahler 4 this morning, and now I’m trying my beloved Sibelius in the rotation. Playing a game with myself to listen all the way through the First and Second symphonies to get to the glorious Third.

Enjoy, and here’s the best Sibelius symphony cycle, don’t listen to anyone who tells you anything different.

“George Grella, always on the money!”

G. Schirmer & Associates

“Anyone who can write with insight and authority about Alas No Axis, Sonic Youth, Elvis Costello…Missy Mazzoli and William Britelle, and…Mahler…is okay in my book.”

Darcy James Argue
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