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Ways of listening to a symphony

Jasmine Liu (’20) hears the San Francisco Symphony perform Mahler’s Sixth Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall pictured above (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Classical music presents itself as anomalous in a world dense with stories. Much of classical music, including symphonies like those of Mahler’s, cannot be well or fully described in narrative form, for the simple fact that there is no language involved.
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