Music is often most affecting when a performance is so natural, and a composition so well-crafted, that a listener is able to let go and relax into a state of pure experience. But what is it that allows music to bestow this state upon a listener?
'Stress can really take a toll on our health and well-being, especially when experienced for long periods of time,' says Joanne D'Amico, RN, RMT and guided-relaxation voice artist. 'It is extremely important to interrupt those long periods of stress with some deep relaxation.' Find out more about guided relaxation and D'Amico's work in the field, and listen to a sample guided relaxation session.
We're celebrating the launch of YourClassical's Peaceful Piano stream by giving away six discs' worth of beautiful classical piano music. Enter now for your chance to win the Peaceful Piano Prize Pack!
Scientists have found that music can reduce sympathetic nervous system activity; decrease anxiety, blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate; and possibly have positive effects on sleep in regards to muscle relaxation and distraction from vexing thoughts.
Autumn is in the air. We've put together a playlist of classical music to accompany this beautiful time, when the weather starts to chill and the leaves begin to turn. Listen now, and enjoy the sounds of a colorful season.
We have curated classical music playlists on YouTube to suit your everyday needs and interests, including music perfect for a barbecue, picnic or any outdoor gathering. You provide the fun. We'll provide the summer soundtrack.
Classical MPR has curated playlists on YouTube to suit your everyday needs, including exercising, putting the kids to bed, or simply relaxing. Just click the play button, and let us provide the soundtrack for your many moods and routines. Here's what's available.