The Washington Post on Context

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Gene Weingarten’s article in the Washington Post on Joshua Bell’s subway performance incited numerous conversations about the impact of context on the way we evaluate art.

In a live discussion the next day, Weingarten starts by saying, “This story got the largest and most global response of anything I have ever written, for any publication. I think the enthusiastic classical-music blogosphere helped give it a viral life, as did the availability of quality video.”