All excerpts performed by the Absolute Ensemble.

Kristjan Jarvi, conductor. Anne Akiko Meyers, violin. Joseph Kalichstein, piano.

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Odin was the chief god of Norse mythology. He was also called “Wanderer” because of his many journeys. Once, he found a giant guarding a well. When asked for his name, the giant replied: “I am Mimir, and this is the Well of Knowledge. You may drink from it if you give me one of your all-seeing eyes.”

Odin took out one of his eyes, then drunk from the Well, and was, forever after, the wisest of Gods.