What Makes Music Scary?

What makes a piece of music scary? From Verdi to Wagner to Mahler, the right combination of notes can create a bone-chilling reaction. Check out these compilations of the most frightening pieces in classical music from Classic FM and NPR, or learn more about Libby Larsen's 1987 concert suite “What the Monster Saw,” inspired by Mary Shelley’s iconic novel Frankenstein. Just make sure to listen with the lights on.