Various Artists

Sound Health Series: Music for Thinking

  • AllMusic Rating
    6
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Advanced Brain Technologies' Music for Thinking is part of their Sound Health Series, a collection of albums of classical music designed with the help of the Center for Psychoacoustic Research and performed by members of the Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble. As its title suggests, Music for Thinking features an hour's worth of mellow but intricate classical pieces by Beethoven, Schubert, and other well-known composers; highlights include Massenet's "Meditation From 'Thais'," Debussy's "Reverie," Richard Lawrence's "Test of the Heart," and Brahms' "Andante, Piano Concerto No. 2." The intimate performances by the Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble emphasize the beauty of the melodies and are also a nice change from other classical lifestyle collections, which tend to focus on orchestral renditions. Music for Thinking is an ideal collection for someone looking for thoughtful, subtle classical music as a backdrop for studying, thinking, and other thought-intensive activities.