Music and Chess

A lot of the composers from the past and the present were chess players or were influenced by chess. An early example of classical music is the now world famous Carmina Burena, which contains two parts about chess.


In modern days a Jazz variation is called to Chess and a record label. One of the most famous musicals is Chess written by ABBA and containing the very beautiful hit One Night in Bangkok. In the modern pop music several hits are influenced by chess, even unexpected ones like War Pigs from Black Sabbath.