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Find calm with classical music!

Updated: May 8, 2023

Introducing the second product in our Classical Sessions series: Classical Sessions for... Calm!

We're passionate about helping you integrate classical music into your life, and we also believe that classical music can be a great tool for learning about other topics. For this reason, we have created Classical Sessions, where you will learn about a specific subject (in this case, the science/theory of calm) and about carefully selected classical music works.

So, what is this topic all about? Classical music is often considered to be "calm", "soothing", "relaxing", and so on, and as such is often used for ambience, for study or work, or to reduce stress. Though "calm" is certainly not a descriptor which is representative of all classical music (just listen to Verdi's "Dies Irae" from his Requiem if in doubt!), some works can definitely have this effect. In the workbook, you will be learning about different aspects of what promotes calm in our bodies/minds, accompanied by relevant classical music works.

The Classical Sessions workbook is comprised of ten "sessions" - you choose the duration of focused time you will spend on each one. For each session, you will find:

  • information about the topic and about the accompanying classical music work.

  • prompts/questions/activities to work through.

On the "About" page of the product, you will find a link to sign up to a 10-week email reminder series as well as a link back to this post. On the "Extend" page, you will find recommendations on how you can further explore and extend your sessions. Also included are a set of templates to use as you continue on your journey.

This product is currently available as a digital download. How it works:

  1. Purchase the product.

  2. You will receive a link to download.

  3. Print and go!

  4. Return to this blog post to listen to the musical excerpts.

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Bought the product, or just want to listen to to some calm classical music? Here's our playlist with all the referenced works! Note that some larger works are found here as multiple tracks (in most cases we have selected a shorter movement to listen to).

  • Holst: The Planets: 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace

  • Pärt: Für Alina

  • Satie: Trois Gymnopédies

  • Kats-Chernin: Wild Swans: 8. Darkness in the forest

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9: III. Adagio molto e cantabile

  • Dvořák: Rusalka: Act I: Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém "Song to the moon"

  • Mahler: Symphony No. 2: IV. Urlicht

  • Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil: VI. Bogoroditse Devo

  • Max Richter: Sleep


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