Do you feel emotion when you recreate in your mind a recording or performance of a favorite piece of music? When Beethoven was very far gone with his hearing loss, he still continued to compose. What torture that must have been for him. Someone once played me a recording that represent what current researchers believe that he was able to hear. It was the saddest music ever. I got lucky and recognized the shape of the melody, which turned out to be Tie a Yellow Ribbon... What a way to go out of life through your final years. I am not done. What about emotions that we had experienced in the past, and are recreating by conjuring up the emotional experience that we felt listening to the piece the first time. We don't know anything, as our experiences in music have taught us again and again.