Mahler’s fifth symphony opens with a solo trumpet. For twenty seconds, the musician is sounding out, naked and alone, in a silent orchestra.
How does he or she find the courage and concentration to deliver a passage that can make or break a symphony?
Chicago psychotherapist Gerald Stein has found the secret. It’s two initials: TP.
Read on here.
(The soloist here is Mireia Farrés of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra; h/t Donald Clarke)