One of the great beauties of music is it's emotional affect upon us, and I was wondering what pieces are the ones that inspire and enthrall you so much that it's almost spiritual? Pieces that once you hear you have to block out everything else so that you can focus in on the music and just bask in the harmonies and emotion.
For me there is only two pieces that has this affect on me, and has had it since the first time I heard it: Heifetz' Sibelius and Jacqueline Du Pre's Elgar. Everytime I hear them I have to close my eyes, stop everything else that I am doing, and no matter how much frustration or depression is in my life at that time I feel myself elevated.
But, I am always looking for more magical pieces like those. So what are all of yours?
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