If we can't take the time out of our lives to stay a moment and listen to one of the best musicians on Earth play some of the best music ever written; if the surge of modern life so overpowers us that we are deaf and blind to something like that — then what else are we missing?
Sunday, April 08, 2007
The Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten has a great write up of their experiment to see what would happen if one of the finest musicians alive played some of the best music written on one of the best instruments ever fashioned in an ordinary metro. (i.e. Joshua Bell playing the L'Enfant Plaza on the Gibson Stradivarius) The result is a little disconcerting, and best summed up by the author’s analysis of W.H. Davies’s poetry: