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Leonardo Da Vinci's Eccentric Instrument Brought to Life in Poland

Monday, November 18, 2013

Leonardo Da Vinci excelled at almost everything he turned his hand to, although his mind was often so busy with new projects, he had trouble finishing what he'd started.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Mandolins and Their Brothers

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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Top Five Most Underrated Instruments

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

This week, The Economist’s More Intelligent Life Web site began polling readers on “Which Instrument Is the Best?” We've come up with a list of our own, for the symphony orchestra.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Woodwinds and Brass

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Vintage Fretted Instruments

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market takes a peek inside a different specialty store and showcases the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Accordions

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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Studio 360

Kidding Around

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Last week, singer-songwriter Zee Avi brought her ukulele by the studio. From what we’ve been hearing from listeners, she has a bunch of new fans since the broadcast – including me.

Hearing her play the uke took me back. I can picture the one we had lying around ...

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Studio 360

1 Tree, 4 Axes

Saturday, August 06, 2005

The harmonies of a string quartet come from the score and the players of course, but also from the instruments themselves. Sara Fishko talked to the Miro Quartet, whose members are experimenting with the sounds that can be created from one old maple tree.

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Studio 360

To Make A Reed

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Great musical instruments are often hand-crafted, but most professional oboe players have to carve their own reeds on a regular, almost daily basis. A really amazing reed may last six months, but most are at their peak for only about two weeks. As Sarah Elzas discovered, this obligatory handwork ...

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