I appreciate that this isn't at all on the esoteric level that some would wish it to be; [...]
Oh, but the question is very practical and real
, indeed : does the way music makes you feel relate to the way photography makes you feel?
As far as I am concerned, I tried (just for the fun of the experiment) to listen to Bach while post-processing.
As long as the music was somewhat light, or at least not too charged (Glenn Gould comes to my mind), it was only a minor disturbance and an incitation to reverie instead of concentrating on LR's cursors and tools. Counter-productive, in a word.
I did not dare to try Herr unser Herrscher
(St-Matthew opening) as, notwithstanding being a complete atheist, it always
brings me on the verge of tears (some other sacred cantates are also good at this). Not much to do with the tears of tragedy and pathos by the way, more some emotive surexcitation.
In a way, it is quite reassuring : my photography is the one of a mere mortal, and is mundane enough not to threaten to turn my mind upside down.