1. The Archetype

    Beethoven's "Für Elise"

    On April 27, 1810, German musician Ludwig van Beethoven composed Für Elise, which has become one of Beethoven's most famous and widely-recognized songs. Although the identity of "Elise" has been disputed by historians, a popular theory suggests that she was Baronin Therese von Droßdik, (born...
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    Science Agrees: Music Really Is Getting Worse

    Why is music so bad today? Are we just getting old? Remember when our parents told us that the music we listened to was horrible? Is this just a case of us turning into our parents, or is something else going on? The 20th century was a period of constant innovation and development in popular...