So I’m walking into a hospital that I frequent. Said hospital has a relatively new wing complete with circular two-story atrium near the entrance with lots of chairs and a cafe. It’s actually quite impressive and fairly comfortable. This atrium also happens to have a baby grand piano that is a player piano. Now these days player pianos don’t use the scroll like the days of old, they are hooked up instead to a digital player that performs the same magic – playing the music while the (theoretically correct) keys move up and down.
On this particular evening, I walked in and was somewhat taken aback as the piano was playing Chopin’s Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 35. You probably know it better as….
What a lovely way to be greeted at a hospital. Somebody want to give the piano a kick? And then kick the idiot who programmed the thing????