108. A short break for bread and Beethoven

We’ve all got pieces of music that instantly remind us of special times and places in our lives. What are yours I wonder? (Tell me!) We’re in Sri Lanka at the moment and, bizarrely, the piece of music we’ve heard more than any other in the last few months has been Beethoven’s perfect little piano piece, Für Elise, but perhaps not as we’re used to hearing it… Here’s the story of why, and how it’s in the ears of everyone Sri Lanka. (Listening time 8 mins: podcast 5′, music 3′)

Apologies for the gratuitous idyllic beach shot.

Here’s the podcast:

Listen to the piece on played by Rudolf Buchbinder:

or Georgii Cherkin:

What do you think? What are the pieces of music from the soundtrack to your life? Let me know with an easy voicemail or comment below.

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