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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2007/04/06/DI2007040601228.html
    It's right down the road from me. Shows the cocoons we've placed ourselves into in the 21st century, obedient-worker, smart phone dominated, world :( The woman with the white shopping bags at the 1:53 mark knew he was a virtuoso if you wait to see what she says to him :)

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myq8upzJDJc]YouTube - Joshua Bell "Stop and Hear the Music" by the Washington Post[/ame]​
     
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    I'd give him a buck

    But I'd rather watch a juggler
     
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    He played the wrong kind of music. Now if he had played this song, there would have been a crowd:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amfCqFUMBkY]YouTube - Paganini: Caprice No. 5 (Shlomo Mintz)[/ame]
     
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    He could have picked something else to play. Whatever that was almost begs people to walk swiftly away. Just playing fast with a lot of runs isn't a sign of "greatness".
     
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    Whatever that was? I certainly hope you weren't talking about Paganini, one of the greatest violinists ever. If you were, then I'd suggest you listen to Justin Bieber.
     
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    Jack Benny would have gotten better tips
     
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    Ummm......EXCUSE ME but.....Franz Liszt!!! :eusa_whistle: I do like Brahms Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini on piano though ;)

    I was sure that Liszt also played the violin in addition to the piano: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Liszt
     
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    Music must move you. What he played, no matter how well, if it dose not move the listener it means nothing.

    He did not move me with that.
     
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    We didn't hear the whole thing. Parts were sped up. Apparently, he played for 45 minutes according to the article I referenced. I'm more of a classical piano guy but Bell is a virtuoso so I could listen to the fiddle, in his case- a Stradivarius, for a few minutes ;)
     

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