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thoughtco: A Violinist in the Metro

24. December 2018 Leave a comment

The following viral story, A Violinist in the Metro, describes what happened when acclaimed classical violinist Joshua Bell appeared incognito on a subway platform in Washington, D.C. one cold winter morning and played his heart out for tips. The viral text has been circulating since December 2008 and is a true story. Read the following for the story, an analysis of the text, and to see how people reacted to Bell’s experiment. [more…]

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