An April Fools’ Day item: Masterworks in the key of C

Photo: Piano keyboard, generic(Photo: Courtesy of Leonardo Santolin)

It’s the story of the C-Fairers, an imaginary group of musical activists who think the masterworks of classical music would sound a little nicer -- and be a little easier to play -- if it weren’t for all those sharps and flats in the score.

They’ve even created some listening examples if you’re wondering what Beethoven sounds like when played using only the white keys on the piano.

Click the audio link above to listen, and have a great April Fools’ Day.

Brainchild of Jean Inaba
Producers: Jon Pinnow, Monika Vischer and Richard Ray