Atlantic Cities

Bus Stop of the Day: Beethoven Duets in an English Station

What a pleasant way to wait for the bus.

Artist Anton Hecht and pianist Andy Jackson set up a baby grand at a bus station in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the Northeast of England. While Jackson plays the bulk of Ludwig van Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, commuters are encouraged to supply those crucial high notes of the melody. Most of them do not look like accomplished pianists, but they seem pretty thrilled to be involved in making beautiful music.

HT Laughing Squid.

Top image: W.J. Mahler, via Wikimedia Commons.

Henry Grabar is a freelance writer and a former fellow at The Atlantic Cities. He lives in New York. All posts »

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