This is probably going to be a stupid thread and I don't really expect anyone to reply but, as a keen pianist, it intrigues me that the dynamics of music can convey different emotions, whether it be by volume, melody, harmony, rhythm, modulation or by other musical mechanics. Some music can even make people cry. And all this happens as a result of a combination of changing frequencies of sound.
Anyway, as part of my interest in music, I'm always on the search for the "perfect chord". Some chords are smooth and harmonious and full of feeling and warmth. Other times they can be climactic, angry, conveying a sense of doom or tension. It's interesting though, that chords do not usually work out of musical context.
This is one of my favourite chords at the moment, the ffz below. It's right near the end of Chopin's Prelude No.22 in G minor and after the mad build-up of the piece (if you know it) it casts a clanging, unresolved blow, that just hangs in the air begging for the final cadence. I love it.
What's your favourite chord or chord progression?