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A Genius Called Mozart | Flash Post 322

What is that music you play every night? Haven’t you grown tired of it?

Button, what I listen to every single night is a Clarinet Concerto in A Major K. 622 and a Clarinet Quintet also in A Major played by different artists and, ofcourse, the composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart himself. And, no, I can listen to it forever and never tire of it.

Is there a reason why you listen to it night after night?

Well, there’s a little story behind it.

A story! Can you share it with us please?

One day, I casually mentioned to Dr Farokh Udwadia–who I’d gone to consult for stubborn headaches– about the anxiety and depression I had earlier gone through. There were a few things he advised me to follow like going for early morning walks to a park instead of walking on a treadmill at home.  He also advised me to listen to the Concerto at the time of going to bed and asked my daughter who was accompanying me to download it for me. During one of his regular rounds at the Breach Candy Hospital where I was admitted for an infection I had contracted, he asked me if I was listening to the Concerto he’d instructed me to listen to.

So that is the music you listen to every night?

I do. He also told me that a research that had been carried out had found that this particular Concerto seemed to have a positive effect on those battling anxiety and depression.

Is that why you play it every night?

Absolutely. I also want to send out a message to all those fighting anxiety and depression to listen to this particular Concerto by Mozart at the time of going to sleep. It has an extremely calming effect on the mind and imparts peaceful sleep.

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