By coincidence I have listened to the slow movements of Brahms’ 2nd symphony and the ‘Emperor’ concerto of Beethoven this morning. Both were written in dark, warm B major to be heard and experienced and appreciated in dark, warm B major. Sadly this beautiful key chosen by the composers for their statements of slow thoughtfulness now, from the outset, has the light blue sky colour of C major for me – utterly wrong for the music. No trace of B major remains.