Symphony no. 25 Album Only?!
This is a great compilation of Mozart's works, but I really only desire Symphony no. 25 in G Minor... And, of course, it's album only. Urgh. Oh well, it's still Mozart, so I suppose it'll be $6 well spent.
Must have for students
I'm fascinated with the power of the human mind, and the having the ability to strengthen it and perform at its best. I take Focus Formula, an all natural dietary supplement that increases brain function, ability and focus. I find when combining that with a good amount of caffeine, my brain functions perfectly and makes all tasks much easier and enjoyable. Being a college student, I spend long hours studying in the library each week, but the extreme quiet of the library was almost erie to me, and I wanted to break the silence so that every time someone across the room would move in their chair or sneeze, it wouldn't momentarily divert my attention. I knew listening to my normal preferred music wouldn't be of much help, since the quick paced beats and lyrics would distract me as well. Upon googling music to listen to while studying or reading, I came across this.
At first, I wasn't a big fan, having not been used to listening to music at all while studying or reading. But I found that if you place this music at low volume and just allow it to play as a type of "background" music, it is incredibly relaxing and you don't hear notes, melodies, or rhythm at all, you just become entranced in your work. Well worth the six dollars. And as I said, if you really want the ultimate experience of concentration and brain power, take Focus Formula, a strong cup of coffee, and play this music softly with some quality headphones.
By Kafka Nightmare
To start, if you never study, get an F, buy a CD, study all night while listening to it, you are most likely going to get a much better grade. If you need music to listen to while studying or reading, this is good, but pretty much any classical will do. I listen to this along with Bach Cello Suites, 1812, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, etc. and I can say that it is not any better than those. The music is nice, by no means a complete Mozart, and it is frustrating how there are single movements. But on the whole, it would make a nice addition to your library, and the selections are good and preformed nicely. So buy it because you like the songs, not because you think it will help you study.
Mozart for the Mind
I was very disappointed to find that NONE of the symphonies were complete - but just portions (ie one movement) of each composition - which indicates that your classical music choices are extremely limited. Someone truly interested in classical compositions would want the WHOLE symphony or concerto for example.
At the very least I feel better about studying...
The general consensus after doing extensive research on the subject (looking at the wikipedia page) is that Mozart helps with spatial-temporal ability and not necessarily intelligence. In that case, it is perfect for studying Organic Chemistry. I also quite enjoy listening while I read. Thanks Mozart!
By DJ Joe ~
Who knew I liked Mozart? This is a great album, regardless if the "Mozart effect" is real or not.
This CD is truely amazing. Listening to the music helped keep my concentration while studying and prevented me from panicing. I suggest buying this if your stress knows how to bring out the worst in you, for it will surely relax your nerves and help you do what you need to.
I passed my math test because of this!
I would always get F's and D's on math tests and then after studing with this, I got a C (that's improvement if you ask me. also I am getting 100% and 80% in homework assignments). And slowly I am getting B's and A's on english and history tests. This is like the best study music in the WORLD. Buy it. you will never regret it.
Good music, difficult to study to.
I bought this specifically for studying but as with a lot of classical symphony music there are a lot of loud bursts of music and then it will go quiet. I'm finding it difficult to study to because if I put it on low I can't hardly hear half of it but on the flip side when I turn it up I get distracted by the super loud parts.
Okay, but not good for concentration
This is a good collection of some of the more familiar Mozart peices, which are well performed. But it is not calm or relaxing. Most of the works are too fast and/or dramatic to be good for concentration. I did not buy this for the 'Mozart Effect', which is probably a hoax anyway, but I do like Mozart, and think any classical music lover should have these tunes for a minimal appreciation of this composer and his period.