Heard this before? The original ringtone by Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)

This is not new – the video has already scored 700,000 Youtube hits – but for those of you who, like me, were unaware of its origin, the Nokia ringtone comes in at 14 seconds of this Gran Vals by the Spanish composer. And it does not outstay its welcome.

This is the composer, smoking.

Thanks to Anders Nilsson for the tip-off. This is the actual Nokia version.

And here‘s a set of contemporary variations.

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