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Title: Symphony No.8 Part 2(final scene from Goethe's Faust) Artist: Gustav Mahler 439 plays
Is nothing ever right on the earth?
No, my Lord, I find it there, as always, thoroughly revolting. I pity men in all their misery and actually hate to plague the wretches.
The time has come to prove by deeds
that man will not quake before the pit where fantasy
condemns itself to tortures of its own creation
when he advances to the narrow passageway
about whose mouth infernal flames are blazing.
Approach the brink serenely and accept the risk
of melting into nothingness.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust