Here’s a piece to which I return many times throughout the years. I’m actually finding that the onward lurch of current events from one awful thing to the next (seriously, humanity, why are we building such an awful future?!) particularly lends itself to the reexamination of great works of art and music from earlier periods. It’s a constant effort to remind myself that humanity isn’t just capable of staggering acts of being terrible.
Here is The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams. (By the way, make note of the album cover pictured in the video, and if you ever see that album in a store, buy it. It’s one of the great classical albums.)