Classical music is a type of music that has passed the test of time without loosing its value. Over the years it has suffered multiple transformations and nowadays it incorporates many categories. This type of music traces its influences back to the Ancient Greece and it is based on early Christian liturgical music. Lately it seems that fewer people are interested in this music especially the young generation. Although this music is not fit to be listened on your way to work it still make a great sound for relaxation. So the next time you feel like taking a break from the everyday stress you should try listening to some relaxing classical music.
Classical music is known for invoking powerful feelings, it can energize you, it can make you nostalgic but it can also relax you. Relaxing classical music is based on a suave combination of sounds that is meant to liberate you from all your stress. Understanding the power that sounds have over our mind, many composers have written music mean for relaxation. One of the most famous composers that enjoyed creating relaxing music is Johann Sebastian Bach. Being a religious person, Bach managed to inspire peace and relaxation through most of his work. Another gifted composer that enjoyed to add relaxing moments to his work was Mozart.
What makes classical music so calming is the fact that it highlights the sound of each particular instrument. Although all classical instruments can be calming if played properly, there is one particular instrument that is most connected to relaxing classical music. The soothing sound of the piano is ideal for inspiring peace and tranquility. The most popular piano piece is thought to be “Claire de lune” by Claude Debussy. This music piece is great for meditating as well as for drifting of to a peaceful sleep. Other composers known for their peaceful music are Clara Schumann , Felix Mendelssohn, Jules Massenet, Jean Sibelius, Alan Hovhanne, Henryk Goreck.
There are many benefits to listening to classical music. According to various studies, this type of music can reduce blood pressure, increase cognitive functions, relieve pain, reduce stress and anxiety, improve memory and many others. We have all heard of the famous Mozart effects when the subjects who listened to Mozart experienced an improvement in their spacial-temporal reasoning. In simpler words they performed their tasks better while listening to Mozart. If you are not a fan of this music, you probably never truly listened to it. It’s easy to dismiss a song in 20 seconds without giving it another thought. However classical music is not as easy to get as other genres. Try listening to relaxing tunes before you go to sleep or even on your headphones at work when you need a ten minute break. We guarantee that soon enough you won’t be able to live without it.