is Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, op.11.
I know that when you read the title of the post you may have thought of many different genres of music that might well fit that declaration, for indeed there are many. And a good tune can be so subjective. But this is one of the most moving pieces I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.
I confess that last week when I was having difficulty with my hearing I was afraid of not being able to enjoy music in all its creative stereophonic glory as I can with both ears working. This is one of the gems I would have lost forever.
This recording was made just days after the 9/11 attacks and you can hear that in the playing as well.
So on this beautiful Wednesday afternoon in June with the days still getting longer, here is Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, op.11. Uncut. Do sit back and close your eyes if you trust your spouse not to do something troublesome while you are not looking.