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Click and drag your way through this 360-degree video clip and use headphones to enjoy spatial audio:

The very first piece that Beethoven improvised with the hearing machine in place may well have been his Bagatelle in C Major, Opus 119 No. 7. It’s a crazy little piece (a “trifle”), with lots of trills, funny noises, and, towards the end, a hair- (or ear-) raising climax. Compare its effect in three acoustical set-ups: