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Will beauty transcend ?


An amazing experiment has been carried out by the Washington Post – they asked a violonist to play some music in a Metro location down in Washington city and analyzed the people reaction.

Of course, nothing strange up to here, it’s quite common specially in the USA to see people playing the violin for change in these kind of areas. Just that the player was Joshua Bell – one of the top violonists in the world, the violin he played was one of the finest  Stradivarius still existing and the plays were some classical masterpieces. The type of concert you would pay some hundreds of dollars to attend was moved down in the streets of Washington to see if the people would realize the difference and recognize the beauty of it all.

So the question was, would the beauty of such music transcend the banal setting of the whole situation? Here is the full story.

3 comments so far

The tragedy of modern civilization. Great find, thanks!

Old news! In constanta, during the holydays, if you go to Selgros, there is a little orchestra, that enchants your soul with classical masterpieces. Straight to the heart!

Yes, it’s problem, most people listen such music like a craze, but they really don’t like it.

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