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For Everyone Who Needs To Actually Get Shit Done Today

And it doesn't have any pesky lyrics to distract you!

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1. "Allegro molto appassionato" from Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn

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Even if you kind of tune this one out while working on your next big project, you'll probably walk away humming the melody. It's great at lighting the initial spark inside you and keeping up that enthusiasm!

2. "Mad Rush" by Philip Glass

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The title says it all. If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed, this piano piece will help calm you and make it easier to focus on what you need to do in the moment.

3. "Finale: vivace ma non troppo" from American Quartet by Antonín Dvořák

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This skippy movement from a string quartet will have you tapping your feet at your desk or grooving while you pack your suitcase. You need a piece like this to keep that energy high!


8. "Riguadon" from Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel

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This airy little solo piano piece has just the brisk melody you need to energize that old noggin. One listen and you'll be incited to work!


9. "Quadrille" from Les mariés de la tour Eiffel by Germaine Tailleferre


This tune comes from a really strange ballet, and that weirdness will absolutely help to stimulate your brain. Its lighter moments give you a chance to reflect before launching into more robust sequences.

11. "Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor" by Johannes Brahms

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You might've heard the piano version of this piece in that glorious Raisin Brahms commercial, but the orchestra version takes it to a whole new level. It'll make that creative mind of yours feel ready for anything.

12. "Promenade" from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky

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The solo at the beginning of this piece is like a breath of fresh air for your motivation. You'll feel grand, powerful, and ready to take on the day when you listen to this movement.


13. "Allegro con fuoco" from Gaelic Symphony by Amy Beach

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Do you hear those buzzy strings? That's the sound of your ingenuity brimming over. With Beach providing the tunes, you're sure to accomplish way more than you ever could in silence.

14. "Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2" by Sergei Rachmaninoff

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This is probably Rachmaninoff's most popular work. It's a little slower, but holy shit is it intense. Turn this one up when you're fucking around to instantly feel like you need to work on world domination plans.

15. "Allegretto" from Symphony No. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven

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A playlist of intense, focused music wouldn't be complete without Beethoven. You've probably heard the second movement of Beethoven's 7th before, so you know how powerful it is at making you feel motivated to actually DO something.

Listen to the full playlist on Spotify and get to work!