Wednesday, May 18, 2011



In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station,
on a cold January morning in 2007,
a man with a violin played six Bach pieces
for about 45 minutes.
During that time,
approximately 2,000 people went through the station,
most of them on their way to work. 
Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while.
About 20 gave money & continued to walk at a normal pace.  He collected $32.
After 1 hour:  He finished playing and silence took over.

The violinist was Joshua Bell.
He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written,
with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.
Two days before, he sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him
play the same music.

Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities.
If we don't have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made - How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?

A New two-hour Documentary on Johann Sebastian Bach - the 2-DVD set includes a Bonus disc with complete performances from the film featuring Joshua Bell's only recorded performance of the Chaconne - Michael Lawrence Films

Life - Enjoy It Now 


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