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"You see, my dear friend, I am made up of contradictions, and I have reached a very mature age without resting upon anything positive, without having calmed my restless spirit either by religion or philosophy. Undoubtedly I should have gone mad but for music."

- P. I. Tchaikovsky,
letter to Nadezhda von Meck

(Source: leadingtone, via fyeahclassicalcomposers)

Composer: Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

Work: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen from Sieben Lieder aus letzter Zeit (1901)

Performer: Brigitte Fassbaender, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; conducted by Riccardo Chailly

(Source: dailyclassicalmusic)

Nikolay Khozyainov - Chopin - Sonata in B flat minor op. 35 (by TheDoremika)

(via thepianoblog)