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The Passion of Thomas Jefferson's Soul

Posted at 9:57 PM on July 2, 2009 by Gillian Martin

Did you know Thomas Jefferson was a musician, among all his other talents?

He learned to play the violin as a boy, and was often invited to play chamber music in the home of the royal governor of Virginia. (Things must have gotten awkward when that whole "independence" thing got started.)

Read more about Jefferson the musician in this article from today's Wall Street Journal.