Have you been following the hoopla surrounding the auction of the “Titanic Violin” that was allegedly found with the body of the ill fated ship’s band master, Wallace Hartley? It’s been an interesting media circus and ever since it was announced that the instrument would go up for auction at the end of this month, a steady stream of cynicism has been casting shadows over the whole affair.
Consequently, it’s heartening to see the latest article at Neo Classical from violinist Holly Mulcahy, who wrote about all of this on 4/1/2013. She raises a number of good questions that really get you thinking but brings everything home at the very end by pointing out what everyone has been missing.
If nothing else, it should make those of us who get caught up in the minutia within the steady stream of gloom and doom to stand up and take notice of what’s really important.
No spoilers here, you’ll have to go read Mulcahy’s article to see what’s what.