Esa-Pekka Salonen on Mahler and Sibelius

"If you look at Tapiola, [Sibelius'] last tone poem, he spins the motif out of only three notes. What happens when you reduce from three notes? Two notes? It was as if this process of concentration left him with nothing."

Humans of the MET: Érik Gratton, Beekeeper Extraordinaire

"A couple of weeks later I nonchalantly mentioned to Erin how great it would be to have bees in our yard, not expecting anything from it. Being adventurous, she said, 'Sure!' That's how I started."

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