I follow New Yorker critic Alex Ross via bloglines and I invite you to become familiar with him.
This morning he pointed me towards a moving article about the power of a recording made in 1938 of Mahler's Farewell Symphony. Highly recommended reading.
He's also recently discussed the failure of music education and what might be done to help the public-at-large find what many (most? some?) of us find when we hear great works of art.
Check Alex's blog out. I keep up with it through bloglines and I still highly recommend that as a way of following the blogging world.