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!