Music That Gives My Readers Goose Bumps – Part II

As promised in my previous posts on this topic (check them out here and here), I still needed to publish more of my readers recommendations of Music that gives them (and me as well) goose bumps. By the way, if you want some scientific insight to what’s happening during these goose bumps moments, it has even been studies and published in NATURE: (see here for link). Their summary is that “These results indicate that intense pleasure in response to music can lead to dopamine release in the striatal system”, in a nutshell you produce your own drugs! Nice isn’t it? Here we go (again, no particular order).

Mahler: Symphony no. 5 – the famous Adagietto, well known from the movie Death in Venice among others

Here played by Claudio Abbado

Orff: Cour d’amours from the Carmina Burana – well, I’m not a big fan of this work in general, but I must admit that part is touching:

Several Wagner operas were mentioned, for example:

Parsifal – Final Scene:

Early music has some fantastic moments, like this one from Tallis:

Anton Bruckner was mentioned a couple of times, let me illustrate by taking the first movement of symphony no. 4:

Camille Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony

Several Rachmaninov symphonic works were mentioned, let me illustrate again by Isle of the Dead:

Thank you again to all of you who have contributed, and do not hesitate to send me more!

Author: Musicophile

I'm not a professional musician, I don't work in the music industry, I'm just what the name says, somebody who loves music. I've been in love with music for all of my life, took piano lessons for nearly 10 years, and played in several amateur Jazz groups. I go to concerts, both classical and Jazz, quite regularly. And I collect music previously on vinyl and CDs, now on my computer, and am slightly OCD on my music collection. You can reach me at Musicophile1(AT)

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