I know technically it's January 2nd, but I've always believed it's spiritually and emotionally the same day until you fall asleep. In that spirit, based off a post inspired by a healing picture of Dvorak that I found on some bizarre facebook group, and the result of a youtube black hole of 19th century Bohemian folk inspired chamber music, is Jacqueline du Pré performing Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim conducting.
This is a incredibly profound and moving piece of music. I'm not too super into Dvorak on the regular, but after listening to this tonight I feel I may be relying a bit too much on the heavies (Bach, Beethoven, etc) and pick up some of my old Bartok and Elgar records and dig deep into this rhapsodic, emotional chamber music that kind of flies under the radar. Du Pre is really amazing here. I've been a fan of her since the old bookstore I used to work at had a copy of her EARLY BBC RECORDINGS... but I didn't hear this Dvorak piece till years later.