Stillness of the Mind - Deep sadness and moving passion, this composition has a truly emotional nerve. There is a kind of harrowing truth in the melody, a painful, unbearable, cathartic acceptance. Probably because A Single Man is an ode to realization, to understanding, and finally, to resignation, Stillness of the Mind is imbued with an overwhelming emotional heaviness. The strings sound very sharp at times, threatening in their fragility, feverish and distressed, and then lost in the folds of an eloquent and sweet waltz.
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