In general, I am not a particularly obsessive person, not more than average. The only times one can notice it, is if I get some crazy scientific idea that I try to put down directly or some new musical piece that I can listen to several times in a day several days in a row. But the last three weeks, I have got an obsession so strong I have not experienced it before.
I have listened to Brahms A major piano quartet with Richter and Borodin quartet almost every day the last three weeks. (Now only once per day, which is a major improvement.) It is simply, as a drug. I get almost high from it, or some passages there, and I can't get enough of it. (Note: I don't drink alcohol or smoke, nor I take any type of drugs.)
Am I getting mad? Or is there something particular about this piece? Is the only salvation to play it? Has anybody else experienced this severe condition with any piece?
Posting the 2nd movement.
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