Welcome aboard, Mira,<P>Perhaps you agree with me that Beethoven`s music is addictive, much more so than any other composer`s? Even the same work, listened to over & over again, will keep on drawing us back to it. We know we`ll always hear something new, & maybe subconsciously, we hope that the next listen will reveal the whole picture; but it never does, so back we go again. We hear what Beethoven felt, & we feel what he felt about his lot in life. We empathise with him because on a basic level, he was just like you or me, & yet his unparalleled God-given gift was the ultimate transcending tool guaranteed to stir human responses for all eternity - the gift of music. There are so many layers of greatness, yet for all we know, we may still be scratching at the surface.