Curious to here opinions on this. I realize this is kind of offtopic but it is something that I find rather intriguing and I assume others would also.
I am particularly fond of classical music, particularly J.S. Bach and Liszt.
The mathematician Raymond Sullyman is an outstanding piano player, his youtube channel features himself playing the piano as well as music he enjoys posted on the channel.
The question I really want answered though is: Does listening to music while studying math impair math performance? Some sources state that only music with vocals distracts individuals.
I could see many ways that listening to music could impair performance but at the same time I see many reasons why it would be beneficial.
In situations that are naturally distracting. Personally I find silence just as "distracting" due to hearing unnecessary background noise. Papers rustling, people walking etc.
Some people say music gets them in "the zone" and keeps you alert. Some recent studies suggest music might be beneficial.