Music associated with someone you’ve lost. Can you listen to it afterwards, and if so, how long does it take for you to brave the association and listen again to the music … as music? Or does it depend on the music? Is a great symphony or sonata, because of its innate artistic strength, more likely to survive these associations than a popular song or ballad? And what about using classic works at funerals (not necessarily a funeral where you’ve done the choosing)? Does the short-term funereal association taint the experience of later listening?