The acoustics proved surprisingly kind. Though the arcade is of utilitarian design, a buffer between the Metro escalator and the outdoors, it somehow caught the sound and bounced it back round and resonant. The violin is an instrument that is said to be much like the human voice, and in this musician's masterly hands, it sobbed and laughed and sang -- ecstatic, sorrowful, importuning, adoring, flirtatious, castigating, playful, romancing, merry, triumphal, sumptuous.
*1：初めて参照したのだが、「父親はインディアナ大学教授で、心理学者として、ホモセクシュアル研究の草分けとして知られるアラン・ポール・ベルである」「Bell's father was the late Alan P. Bell, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Indiana University, in Bloomington, a former Kinsey researcher.」という記述に眼が留まった。ちょっと調べてみたい。
The Chimney Sweeper --- There’s little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head, That curl’d like a lamb’s back, was shav’d: so I said ‘Hush, Tom! never mind it, for when your head’s bare You know that the soot cannot spoil your white hair.’