Well, I had a deadline to meet that was 10 hours away so created a playlist of all the Beethoven piano sonatas in chronological order so that Friedrich Gulda and I would finish about the same time!. Its going well. Sometimes, the music just provides a wonderful background environment but at other times it calls itself to my attention and there is one of those moments where you just have to stop what you are doing and listen. The first movement of the 7th just stopped me working for a few minutes - I suspect as we get into the later ones this is going to happen more often!
Well, Beethoven is my favorite. But I have to admit recently I have been listening and playing the music of Ludovico Einaudi. Don't ask me why, maybe I just needed a break from all the heavy classics. Einaudi's compositions are rather simple in construction and they do tend to wear on you rather quickly. But they were a pleasant excursion.