Had he lived, Bach would be 327 years old today. And that’s really the thinnest of threads NewsCut needs to bring back an old favorite — the time Joshua Bell played as a street musician in the Washington Metro (including the not-too-shabbyy “Chaconne” from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D Minor) and almost nobody noticed.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was VP of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Co. He was an editor at the RKO Radio Network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website. He is a private pilot and flies an airplane he built.