He debuted the playlist at the shelter last week. He says he was inspired by watching his own cats’ reactions to music and wanted to create a soothing atmosphere for the shelter pets.
Scientific research has shown classical music is beneficial for a wide range of animals, including dogs and cats, by creating a calming environment.
Among Nézet-Séguin’s suggestions are Chopin’s nocturnes, which he says are ideal for afternoon cat naps.
Nézet-Séguin’s playlist is available on Apple Music and Spotify. He also provides a personal note with each selection highlighting why he chose the work.