Depending on where you live, it’s now either the end of summer, the prelude to the end of summer, or the buildup to the prelude to the end of summer.
We hear the pitter-pat of little feet returning to school. We’ll soon see the changing of the leaves. We have a vague sense that it’s time to get more accomplished at work (there are actually people in those previously empty cubicles, you know).
If you’re like me, you use music to stay energized and productive during certain stretches of the workday. Have you considered incorporating some classical into the mix? It’s a great way to engage the ear without distracting the mind.
But don’t just pop any old classical CD into your optical drive. Just as you probably wouldn’t cook a pot roast in July, you’ll want to consider the weather when you select a classical album.
Here are some ideas on good classical composers and pieces for summer:
And here are some suggestions for winter:
Fall is fast approaching, so start swapping out those CDs and iPod playlists now. Trust me, there’s nothing more embarrassing than getting caught listening to Ferde Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite in December (or any other time). And don’t all marketing professionals need a little inspiration to keep the creativity flowing on all marketing projects during the inevitably-insanely-busy final months of the calendar year?
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