The Glass Armonica

I know it’s the wrong season for this, but I just came upon this video of a fellow dressed like Ben Franklin playing “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” on a glass armonica. For those who do not know, the glass armonica is a musical instrument invented by old Bennie himself, which produces the most exquisite and haunting melodies.  Watch the video and see for yourself.

I also quite enjoyed the comment of one YouTube poster which reads: “Benjamin Franklin not only invented the glass armonica, but he apparently also invented time travel and came to the 21st century to perform a 19th century song by Tchaikovsky.”