This is a somewhat off-beat question - I'm looking forward to the responses.
Let me explain my question. When eating sushi, some people say you should eat a slice of gari (i.e. sliced ginger) between pieces of sushi to cleanse the palette and prepare the mouth for the next taste sensation.
When I'm listening to classical music, particularly when I'm jumping around between genres and/or periods, I often wonder how I should cleanse my musical palette to prepare myself to listen to the next work with fresh ears. For example, sometimes I shuffle in some short tracks of piano music between the major works to provide a kind of reset. But maybe a short break or a few minutes of silence would be better?
What do other people do to increase their pleasure when jumping between different kinds of music?