Playing Beethoven for the Elephants in Thailand
Beethoven for Elephants – Thailand – by Paul Barton
I took my piano to the mountains of Kanchanaburi to play for some very old, injured and handicapped elephants, especially a blind elephant Plara immediately behind the piano.
*At 18.00 27th March 2012 Plara, the blind elephant behind the piano passed away after several weeks of illness.
*Elephant-lovers please rest-assured – all keys on modern pianos (such as this one) are made from synthetic plastic material and have been manufactured this way for some considerable time.
Plara arrived at breakfast time and stopped munching the juicy grass when he heard music, so, (?) perhaps he was listening …
Music: Slow movement (2) from Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata.
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