"He always raved about Mahler. When I asked him which of his symphonies he rated highest, he hesitated and answered: ‘The First, to be sure, also the Second… and the Third… and also the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh… and the Eighth is marvellous… and the Ninth! And also the Tenth! But if someone told me that I had only one more hour to live, I would want to listen to the last movement of Das Lied von der Erde."
Krzysztof Meyer on Dmitri Shostakovich
Hey, I feel the same way, Shosty. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone.