TV Club: Mozart in the Jungle: “Silent Symphony”

“Silent Symphony” does a good job of getting back to fundamentals. It illustrates how easy it is to lose sight of artistic beauty when art is your day job, and how a brief moment can remind you why art is so important in the first place. “It’s hard to believe I spent so many years learning how to blow air through a tube,” says Hailey at one point and it captures just how a daily grind can make you miss the forest for the trees. Mozart in the Jungle still has its share of problems, and “Silent Symphony” is a bit messy, but by refocusing its energy on the difficulties of living as an artist and loving art at the same time, it projects a spark of life that’s crucial this early in the season.

The two main stories in the episode are Hailey’s financial struggles after …

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