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Daily Dose of Classical Music.

"The limbic brain is another delicate physical apparatus that specializes in detecting and analyzing just one part of the physical world—the internal state of other mammals. Emotionality is the social sense organ of limbic creatures. While vision lets us experience the reflected wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation, and hearing gives information about the pressure waves in the surrounding air, emotionality enables a mammal to sense the inner states and the motives of the mammals around him.”

"…mammals developed a capacity we call limbic resonance—a symphony of mutual exchange and internal adaptation whereby two mammals become attuned to each other’s inner states. It is limbic resonance that makes looking into the face of another emotionally responsive creature a multi-layered experience. Instead of seeing a pair of eyes as two bespeckled buttons, when we look into the ocular portals to a limbic brain our vision goes deep: the sensations multiply, just as two mirrors placed in opposition create a shimmering ricochet of reflection whose depths recede into infinity.”—Thomas Lewis, M. D., Fari Amini, M.D., and Richard Lannon, M.D., A General Theory of Love

“If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.”

— Played 507 times

Tatiana Nikolayeva plays Johann Sebastian Bach's Siciliano in G minor, BWV 1031.

Another devastating day. 

15 year old Berkin Elvan died in hospital yesterday, 269 days after being hit in the head by a police teargas canister in Istanbul. His weight was down to 16 kilograms.

Rest in peace my little brother. 

Anonymous asked: do u know sibelius?

welcome to hintersatz, this way please

— Played 745 times

Maurizio Pollini plays Frédéric Chopin's Étude Op. 10, No. 11, in E-flat major.

— Played 575 times

Mitsuko Uchida plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, Dürnitz K284 (205b) II. Rondo and Polonaise (Andante).

I was going to write something about Uchida’s recordings of all the Mozart piano sonatas and how amazing they are but then I stopped. 

Anonymous asked: <3


— Played 1137 times

I am terribly sad, Rest In Peace Paco de Lucia, you had the true duende.

Paco de Lucia plays Joaquín Rodrigo's “Concierto de Aranjuez" II.Adagio.

— Played 959 times

Evgeny Kissin plays Robert Schumann's Fantasie in C major, Op. 17 I. Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Im Legenden-Ton. 

After the separation, Schumann wrote to Clara: “The first movement may well be the most passionate I have ever composed – a deep lament for you.”