Iíve been following this thread with interest (has such a question ever been asked before on this forum?). Now that some fellow musicians have responded, I might as well add my own two cents. Iíve been a professional musician for all of my adult life and come from a musicianís family (I am a violinist). I have always found it extremely difficult doing anything while listening to Ďclassicalí music (sorry, I really donít listen to much anything else). Even while driving, when I find myself in an unfamiliar part of town and/or traffic conditions become hazardous, instinctively the radio gets turned off! My best post-processing takes place in a quiet room, devoid of distractions (like music, or even other human beings). Not that itís impossible for me to work in another, less Ďidealí environment. Itís just seldom my best work. Just as a passing thought, Iíve often found it quite intriguing, the connection between music and photography. Even for those photographers who do not have a musical background (Ansel Adams, Don Worth, Huntington Witherill, just to name a few), music often plays a predominant role in the lives of so many photographers. Perhaps itís some form of kindred love.
In any case, "thank you" Dave (Isle of Skye), for asking the question! It provoked a few enjoyable thoughts.