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Classical Music Can Affect Your Health

Classical music can be a wonderful thing to experience and science actually shows us that classical music in particular can have the power to improve our health. Here are five ways you might benefit from listening to classical music.

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• Classical Music Might Lower Our Blood Pressure

Researchers from the University of Oxford presented findings at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester recently that certain genres of music appear to lower blood pressure. The researchers believe that the key may be the 10-second repeated rhythm that is found in many classical works such as Va Pensiero, Nessun Dorma, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

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Controlled studies have shown that students who listen to classical music tend to sleep better and sometimes for longer than those who listen to things like audiobooks or nothing at all. It’s unlikely that classical music alone will cure a chronic case of insomnia, but it might be that if you’re just having a rough patch, classical music could form part of an improved sleep routine.

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Due to the fact that classical music is calming, some therapists have recommended classical music as part of a stress reduction program for people who experience what’s often termed “road rage.”

• Classical Music Could Help You Study Better/h3>

Researchers have repeatedly tested the so-called Mozart effect, and found that it doesn’t hold true. However, what the research does show is that well-chosen background music can help to make for a better study experience which in turn might lead to better fact retention and cognitive performance.

• Classical Music May Help Boost Your Mood/h3>

Some studies have shown that classical music and other, so called softer music might be good for helping to ease depressive states. The reason why that might be isn’t fully understood, but some researchers think it’s because it helps us to regulate our breathing better and generally relaxes us in ways that other interventions can’t. As above, classical music also improves sleep quality, and this in turn is a known benefit for combating mood disorders. Other studies have shown that music in general helps to elevate our moods.

Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna and began studying with Joseph Haydn, quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. By his 30s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life.

Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven is acknowledged as one of the giants of classical music; he is occasionally referred to as one of the “three Bs” who epitomize that tradition. He was also a pivotal figure in the transition from the 18th century musical classicism to 19th century romanticism, and his influence on subsequent generations of composers was profound. His music features twice on the Voyager Golden Record, a phonograph record containing a broad sample of the images, common sounds, languages, and music of Earth, sent into outer space with the two Voyager probes.

Beethoven composed in several musical genres and for a variety of instrument combinations. His works for symphony orchestra include nine symphonies, and about a dozen pieces of “occasional” music. He wrote seven concerti for one or more soloists and orchestra, as well as four shorter works that include soloists accompanied by orchestra. His only opera is Fidelio; other vocal works with orchestral accompaniment include two masses and a number of shorter works.

His large body of compositions for piano includes 32 piano sonatas and numerous shorter pieces, including arrangements of some of his other works. Works with piano accompaniment include 10 violin sonatas, 5 cello sonatas, and a sonata for French horn, as well as numerous lieder. Beethoven also wrote a significant quantity of chamber music. In addition to 16 string quartets, he wrote five works for string quintet, seven for piano trio, five for string trio, and more than a dozen works for various combinations of wind instruments. If you want to listen to Beethoven’s symphonies, you can listen to them online. There are a lot of websites that caters to free listening of classical music. Some of these websites may require you to sign up to their websites but if you want all your visits to be unidentified you can buy private proxies to help you out.

The Features of Pegasus Mail and its continues development

The first version of Pegasus Mail worked with Novell Netware networks. It has a mail system called “Message Handling System” (MHS) with a cut-down version called “FirstMail” bundled with NetWare. It also supports POP3, IMAP and SMTP protocols. Earlier versions used only a non-standard format for mail folders. There are also available older versions for MS-DOS and Apple Macintosh, although it is no longer developed or supported.

The Microsoft Windows version of Pegasus Mail does not use Microsoft Internet Explorer’s HTML layout engine to display HTML e-mail, which is a key feature because of its ability to reduce high-risk of infection from viewing an email. Malicious HTML is dependent on the exact target application and OS and not using the HTML format of Windows, therefore automation of commands such as ActiveX and JavaScript are not allowed to execute from within an email.

With the release of 4.41 version, the software has improved many features such as: filtering of spam with header and body checking in key phrases; improved HTML rendering engine; better support for special character encoding (especially with UTF-8), phishing protection and a full-fledged Bayesian spam filter.

Compared with other software, Pegasus Mail has minimal system requirements. The version 4.52 requires only around 13.5 MB of hard drive space, the installed program excluding mailboxes. It is also suitable as a portable application for USB drives, since Pegasus Mail does not make changes to the Windows registry or the system directory. Language packs are available other than English. It also includes improvements for Windows 7.

Pegasus Mail 4.61 was released on February 23, 2011. New improvement includes: new graphics, an updated interface, a number of changes and improvements for bug fixes, improvements to the editor and elsewhere. It also includes a new HTML renderer for built-in Windows renderer of Internet Explorer. Another alternative is BearHTML renderer.

Version 4.70 was released on March 8, 2014, which includes improvements of Hunspell for spelling check and OpenSSL for encryption.

According to David Harris, the Pegasus Mail is being continuously improved and there will be a Pegasus Mail version 5.0 that users should wait for.

Pegasus Mail is one of the first electronic mail in our history. It was released by David Harris and his team in 1990. It is a free, standards-based e-mail suitable for use by single or multiple users on single computers or on local area networks. It has many features that still being developed up to this day and has served millions of users.

Many people do not know, but Pegasus mail pioneered many features that are being used in several e-mail software today. It uses an “old-fashion” approach with advantages for knowledgeable users with complex e-mail usage patterns, or who needs special features such as:

  • It supports three encoding standards: MIME, uuencoding and BinHex;
  • It has a powerful filtering system that can run a fully automated client-based e-mailing list, which includes processing subscriptions, unsubscriptions and forwards to moderation;
  • It automatically selects which e-mail address to send a reply based on the mail folder containing the original message received;
  • It can include custom e-mail header lines, which is useful for tracking e-mails
  • It can delete the attachments without deleting the message’s text body, or keep the plain text version and delete the HTML version of the message (and vice versa) to save disk space;
  • Easy access to a message, including all headers in raw form;
  • You can view or save any of the parts separately of a multipart message with all of its sections and attachments, using the “tree view”
  • Users can download headers first, and then decide if they are going to download, delete or leave for later each message. This is called as the “Selective Mail Download”. Another good feature is that, it is possible to download a message in full without deleting it from the server.

Like any other companies, there was also a time that Pegasus Mail struggled. With the free distribution of other e-mail software together if you buy a new laptop or personal computer, there was a decrease in numbers of users and supporters of Pegasus Mail. In 2007, the company announced that it will cease the distribution and continues development of the software due to inadequate financial support from the sales of the manuals. But after a month, there was a large support from the user community that enabled the company to get back on their feet. Another example is the struggle of BMW in their company. You can check out the website bmwcritics.org to know more about their company’s story of struggles and success.