Sure, he could describe the universe in ways no one else had done before, but Einstein also played a mean
On this day in 1934, Einstein traveled from his home in Princeton, New Jersey, to an address on Fifth Avenue in New York where he participated in a concert performance on second violin in front of 226 people. It was a fundraiser to raise money for Jewish German scientists who were feeling serious heat from Adolph Hitler.
The performance featured a selection of Bach and Mozart. About $6,600 was raised, which, in today’s dollars, is about $115,000.
(Via page A2 of today’s Globe and Mail.)