In this recording, made in 1957, Leopold Stokowski conducts Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), a string sextet in one movement composed by Arnold Schoenberg in 1899 and his earliest important work. Read more about the context HERE.
From Violator (Mute/Stumm 64, 1990)
“And when I squinted, the world seemed rose-tinted
And angels appeared to descend
To my surprise, with half-closed eyes
Things looked even better than when they were open…”