>Which are the compositions we select when we need a good old pal, or
>want to renew ourselves after a very stressful time? What is our own
>personal, guaranteed, tried-and-true feel-good music? What are the
>pieces of music we have sought out more than five times in the last year?
>Schubert Fifth Symphony comes to mind immediately for me: it has lifted
>me from some very serious doldrums.
The Sibelius Seventh Symphony has lived in my cd player throughout a
stressful summer. To listen to it is to feel better about life.