Music: Music While You Work

The second movement of Beethoven's Ninth is just the right rhythm for polishing the 'furniture; the second movement of his Fifth is a mopping-the-kitchen-floor rhythm. Siegfried Idyll makes picking mud up from the children's boots not irksome in the least.

So wrote a housewife in Arlington, Va. She had learned, as had thousands of other workers in the home, what U.S. industry is beginning to find out: that music on the job gets the job done better.

Some 500 factories, arsenals and shipyards are now wired for sound. From a studio or office, phonograph records...

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