Music listening is an analytic activity. The brain is working hard, and the harder it works, the greater the reward. Lest we forget, other brains are involved as well, those of performer(s) and composer. The spirit within the music arises from the interactions of all these brains.
The subordinate pages here delve into musical enjoyment, trying to shed light on the nature of the musical fine arts and on what it means to be composer, performer, and audience.