Why does music move us?

February 26, 2018, 10:00 pm

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How can music make us cry? Why does our favourite piece give us the shivers? And why, when we’re feeling down, do we enjoy nothing more than a good wallow in sad music? Is it something in the music – or something in ourselves? From Schubert to Stravinsky and Mahler to Miley Cyrus – Tom Service is joined by music psychology expert Dr Victoria Williamson to investigate how music can tug on our heartstrings like nothing else. Rethink music, with The Listening Service.