I had heard a recording by the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, seen a documentary about them, and heard about a classic Harvard Business School case study that focused on their leadership style. But, I heard them live last week and I was not prepared for what I heard.
They played Mendelssohn’s 4th Symphony (the Italian). It is a piece that I don’t mind having on while I am doing something else. I have always thought that it was an OK piece, but not in the “drop what you’re doing and listen” category.