“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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this is dead brilliant and the quote you used is beautiful. I love Donna Tartt !


so emotional, thank you very much for this.


a breathtaking mix, I'm so enchanted by it. thank you.

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@tziquinsnow thank you so much!! i'm glad you enjoyed it so much! there are more mixes like it to come :]


Thank you for this mix.

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@shoaib.alc you're welcome! i'm glad you enjoyed it! :]


Your track is so beuttifull, thank u

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@1008050881 thank you for listening! :)


I needed this tonight, thank you. It was the only thing that could save me.

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@The Crimson Wing. I'm so glad you were able to be soothed by this playlist! Music truly heals. I hope it brings you peace. <3


Love the mix, Also nice typeface and photo for the cover.

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@Ad_reddy Thank you! It's my favorite font! ;)