Required Listening V – Sarah Chang performs Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor

These are pieces I love playing while I do creative work or work to develop myself. Sarah Chang is a brilliant violin talent that has immense energy that radiates in this aggressive  performance.

Sibelius is one of the few creative artists able to describe his own work in a way I view as congruent to what he was trying to pull off:

“I said that I admired [the symphony’s] severity of style and the profound logic that created an inner connection between all the motifs… Mahler’s opinion was just the reverse. ‘No, a symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.”

Watch and listen to this masterpiece!

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