By Jacob Stockinger
Based on what I have seen and read and experienced personally, the proposition seems iffy to me.
I recall that the famed piano virtuoso Vladimir Horowitz (below)
It is hard to imagine composing music when you are seriously or clinically depressed or anxious. But maybe some famous composers did just that.
Maybe some performers too.
But then again maybe the field of art therapy has made progress on that front.
Anyway, some German researchers now say that classical music– but not necessarily others kinds can benefit anxious and depressed persons.
Here’s a link:
What do you think or know from personal experience about listening or performing classical music if you are depressed or anxious?
How do you respond to classical music when you are anxious or depressed?
Are there composers or pieces you find good or bad to listen when you are depressed or anxious:
What do you make of the new research?
The Ear wants to hear.