Good To Know: Why is Beethoven’s Für Elise so famous?

Discover why this song is considered one of the all-time classics

Chances are when somebody mentions classical music, Beethoven is mentioned soon after. And for a good reason, his works rank amongst the most performed of the classical music repertoire. But is his work overrated? 

Check out Sound Field’s video to discover why Für Elise, in particular, has become immensely popular, despite not being released during Beethoven’s lifetime. 

What do you think? A musical masterpiece, or simply overrated?

Header Image Credit: "Schizzo di Beethoven del primo lied di Claerchen nell'Egmont" by Progetto AMMP is marked with CC PDM 1.0

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