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To Maestro J.S. Bach, who turned 327 on March 21: Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag!

In honor of the event, A Superfluous Man presents Jascha Heifetz playing the Chaconne from Partita for Violin No. 2 (BWV 1004), surely the best thing you will hear today:

For those who may have missed it, please consider “Pearls Before Breakfast,” Gene Weingarten’s Pulitzer Prize article chronicling an “experiment” in which Joshua Bell, world-famous violin virtuoso, played this piece in Washington’s L’Enfant Plaza Metro station during rush hour, with interesting results.