James Bennett II is a staff writer for WQXR.
Watch: This Toddler Hearing 'Moonlight' Sonata is All of Us Right Now
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:23 AM
Anyone who says you can be too young to really appreciate good music needs to watch this video right now. It’s simple — a dad at his daughter’s piano recital captures his 2-year-old son, who is seated with him in the audience. When a student begins to play Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata the unexpected waterworks begin.
That moonlit melody is so familiar that we may have forgotten the first time we heard it, but this toddler’s reaction will unlock memories of your own youthful path and remind you that it’s OK to roll around in your feelings from time to time.
We feel you, little fella. Just let it all out.