In mid August I was taking kid 1 to his piano lesson and on the way we were treated to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. We arrived, and the boy asked if he had to go into the lesson centre, because he wanted to listen to the end. We turned the volume up until the bass pipes were vibrating our chests, and yes, we listened to the end.
I often record a video or two (or three, or four…) when I’m waiting through my kids’ piano lessons. I sit in my recording studio, with Sirius satellite radio on in the background, normally tuned to channel 76, Symphony Hall.
If this sounds like an endorsement, well, I suppose it kind of is. Not so much an endorsement as a testimonial, as I am in no wise affiliated with Sirius XM, and receive no compensation for this. Just a fan.
Anyway, sometimes Symphony Hall is playing some modern American dreck like Florence Price, and I switch over to Liquid Metal, the screaming devil music station. You may find fandom of classical music, and death metal somewhat contradictory, but that’s not the point.
The point is, I listen to those things which give pleasure to my ear. That lift my spirits, calm my brain and nourish my soul.
Mozart, in particular does these things.
What enriches you? What lifts you up and gives you joy?
Do more of that.
And, three cheers for Mozart.