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Clemency Burton-Hill: We need to get emotional about classical music

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Classical music can get us through tragedy and trauma, it can bring focus, insights and joy. And yet why do we never talk about how it makes us feel? My new podcast asks music lovers, from Alec Baldwin to Ian McEwan, to tell us just that I remember the time I fully grasped the power of music. I’d broken up with my first proper boyfriend and I couldn’t eat or sleep; I could barely breathe. I was out of my mind with the dismantling grief of teenage heartbreak and I thought my life was ending. The only thing I could bear was music. I wore out the mixtapes he’d made me (everything from
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