Stories about people's Für Elise experiences
Unknown music on the answering machine
This story was submitted by Brian and was added around July 2009.
Like many people, I'd heard this piece many times. But It had never really touched me until I heard it on my Answering Machine, of all places. It was a familiar melody, but I didn't know what it was. I'm not a musical person, and I had no ready resource to find out what it was. I asked many of my friends about it, and I tried to search it online as well as I could, not knowing the Composer or name of the piece. After several weeks, a friend was able to help me with the information I wanted. To me, it's just such a beautiful and haunting piece, it will be with me forever. I'll always be amazed and touched by it.