[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZjw9pN0kX0Can classical music provide earworms? For me, it can. I end up humming or whistling the melody for days, which can be awkward, as there’s usually a much larger range of tones to be covered, and the melodies tend to be much more complicated than those of the average pop song.

Anyway, during a recent train journey I listened to Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto in g-minor, and the second movement, the Adagio, has stayed with me. The version I have on CD is with Yehudi Menuhin and it’s hauntingly beautiful, but the version with Joshua Bell that I found on YouTube is excellent, too.

Do you have classical earworms?

– Rike Horstmann

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