Bartòk: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (Adagio)
Bartòk's haunting, strangely delicate "night music" in the third movement of this 20th-century masterpiece is so atmospheric and suspenseful that Stanley Kubrick used it in the soundtrack to his horror film The Shining. Listen out for the unusual timpani glissandi effect (the low, other-worldly sliding bass) that underscores the unsettling mood.
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