this is what it sounds like when strings cry.

I’m listening to Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony, 4th movement on a 2-song-loop today and I just want to leave work early,  go sit in the wilderness by myself and weep or something because I just can’t handle these songs. These songs are unhuman, beautiful and otherworldly. Have a listen and see how your day goes:

Composed in 1936, this tense and haunting melody is one of the most famous pieces of modern classical music. There are choral versions of it out there that are just as heavenly.

As a side note, Tchaikovsky’s 6th, 4th movement is one of my favorite pieces of music, if not my most favorite. 9 days after the premiere of this symphony he was dead.  Traditionally his cause of death was cholera but many, including myself, speculate that it was suicide. I think it because you can hear the will to live slip out of him in this piece.


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