A powerful and moving article about what we miss in life.
One of the world’s greatest musicians played some of the world’s greatest music on the world’s most expensive violin in a metro station in 2007. What happened ?
For The Washington Post Article click here
Activity idea- Ask the children to listen to three pieces of music .
These should include contemporary music of the moment , a piece by the Beatles, Elvis, Queen or a musician of renowned fame and one of the pieces Played by Joshua Bell in the metro station.
Ask the children to vote on which they prefer and share their thoughts about why?
Questions to think about
- How do we decide what make music good?
- Does it matter where or when we hear it?
- If a good piece of music is played badly is it still a good piece of music?
- Is it still a good piece of music if we mute the sound ?