Today is the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s lovely little composition formally known as Bagatelle in A minor. Even if you don’t read music, you can still make out the opening notes of this famous piece. Its very name, Für Elise, practically conjures the sound of the music.
If you, like me, have but don’t play a piano, you may want to try your hand(s) at plunking out the beginning of the composition with the help of this little video. (I'm guessing that Rock Band enthusiasts would have an easy go of it.) And, because recently, I can’t seem to go a day without making some sort of political commentary, try to read this with the sound ‘on’ to test your toleration of repetitive sounds. Let me know how far you get before you turn the sound ‘off’.