Some months ago, cruelly, my stereo went AWOL. It was a thing of wonderment because it could handle the music below with effortless ease. Mind you, the house struggled with it; tiny sprays of ceiling plaster would drift into the sitting room, caught, dazzling in the warm Easter sunlight that pierced the window panes. My stereo adored Mahler. Even if you are not religious, this is the time to listen to this piece.
So – anyway. Here it is. View it full screen. Turn it up until the knob is jammed against the stop. If you have any soul left in you, you will be in tears at the end of this snippet of pure genius.
(I do a mean impersonation of Leonard, when taken over by this music…)