Music to listen to during Chess Study
Studying Chess can be a lonely pursuit.
I prefer music with no lyrics for Chess Study.
Whilst actually playing a game I never listen to music.
Here I my recommendations for music best suited for specific areas of Chess Study.
Please recommend your own as well.
Ludovico Einadui: For best use when studying endgames of Smyslov, Karpov of Carlsen. Smooth and effortless.
Favourite Album: Divenire
Memorable Tracks: Fly (from Soundtrack to Intouchables) and Monday
Portico Quartet: Ideal for going over the games of Fischer. Helps with building an initiative to the point where a tactic surely must fall out of the sky.
Favourite Album: Isla
Memorable Tracks: Dawn Patrol and Isla
Bach Cello Suites: Inspired me to take up the Cello. Should be played when looking at any games before 1900. Romantic era of Chess.
Favourite Recording: Yo Yo Ma
Favourite Piece: D-Minor Prelude for Second Suite
Matthew Halsall: Excellent for self reflection and restraint. Ideal for prophylaxis. Accompany all of Petrosian's games with this trumpeter.
Favourite Album: Colour Yes
Favourite Track: Together
Miles Davis: When delving into complications of Tal's tactics, I advise switching on Miles Davis' psychedllic album Bitches Brew.
One can imagine Alekhine dancing to this whilst circling the board like a beast of prey.