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Violinist Joshua Bell Talks Viral Video Fame, New Album and Shares Exclusive Playlist [Q&A]

Joshua Bell went viral in 2007 after a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial had him playing violin at a D.C. Metro station for indifferent commuters. Here, he talks about that experience, his new classical album and shares with us an exclusive playlist.

Bach's Only Living Portrait Returning to Leipzig after Owner's Death

Johann Sebastian Bach, or at least the only portrait made of the famous composer and pianist during his lifetime, will be returning to his home of Leipzig, Germany. The owner of the famous painting had willed it to the Bach Archive in the city.

7 Highest Priced Records on eBay Right Now: The Beatles, Minor Threat, Bach and More

Jack White made headlines a few weeks ago when he announced that he was the bidder who spent $300,000 for the acetate of Elvis Presley's original single, a 7" pressing from Sun Records featuring "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin," ...

Listening to the Bawdy Bellower Nerd: Amusing Anagrams of Famous Composers’ Names

Just for fun, we decided to test some anagram generators on the Web by typing in the names of our favorite composers. What hidden meanings might be lurking in these famous names?

Simon Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic Bringing Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion' to Park Avenue Armory for Lincoln Center's White Light Festival

So, Bach hated opera because of its lazy audience. And yet his most operatic work, the St. Matthew Passion, constantly engages, asking questions about the role of an audience in that very production. If only there were a Socratic maestro--and a ...

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