Mahler was born in 1860 today. I haven’t listened to a lot of his music in the last year or so–it’s just too much sometimes, and I’m trying to preserve my calm emotionless life, thank you very much–but, thinking of what to share today, I listened to the final song of his RĂĽckert-Lieder and realized that sometimes it’s ok to let oneself be destroyed. It’s catharsis, right?

No, really, it’s a pretty song. Take nine minutes and listen to it. 🙂