In a series of recent articles in The New York Times, chief classical critic Anthony Tommasini delves into what he calls "musical" or "magical moments" in music: those surprising passages that ever so subtly reach out and cause a strong reaction in the listener.
We invited Tommasini to chat with neuroscientist, musician and author Daniel Levitin. The pair share some of their favorite "magical" moments, and explain why they move us the way they do.
Do you have a “musical moment” of your own? We want to hear about it. Leave us a comment below!