“It's a very Greek idea, and a very profound one. Χαλεπά τά τρόμος. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. And what could be more terrifying and beautiful, to souls like the Greeks or our own, than to lose control completely? Euripides speaks of the Maenads: head thrown back, throat to the stars, 'more like deer than human being.' To be absolutely free!"
30 tracks by Ólafur Arnalds, Philip Glass, and Max Richter, among other classical and contemporary work.

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