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Stolen Viola Found Smashed in Vacant Lot

Friday, December 19, 2014

A $9,000 viola recently stolen from a musician near Philadelphia has been found smashed to pieces in a vacant lot.
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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

The Young Concert Artists International Winners

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

This year’s Young Concert Artists international auditions drew 300 musicians from 43 countries. Tonight at 9 pm hear the new winners ahead of their official New York recital debut.

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Exploring Music

Music For the Viola

Monday, December 08, 2014

Host Bill McGlaughlin spends this week exploring music written for the viola.

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Rare Stradivarius Viola Fails to Find Buyer

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cue the inevitable viola jokes. The rare 1719 Stradivarius viola that was expected to sell for more than $45 million in a private sale failed to attract a buyer on Tuesday.

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New Sounds

Music for Viola

Friday, April 04, 2014

Besides drummer jokes, there might be almost as many viola jokes tied for the lead in musical humor.  We'll put all that aside for this New Sounds program, where the viola takes center stage, not necessarily as a solo instrument in a concerto or a chamber setting.  Hear new works for viola, some for viola & electronics, and viola d'amore.  From a forthcoming record by new music champion Nadia Sirota, listen to a piece by Missy Mazzoli, "Tooth And Nail."

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Avery Fisher Career Grant Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, this 40th anniversary concert included 2014's recipients: violist Dimitri Murath, pianist Charlie Albright and the Calder String Quartet.

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Rare Stradivarius Viola Could Bring $45M at Sale

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A rare 1719 Stradivarius viola is expected to sell for more than $45 million in a private sale.

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Watch: Boston Symphony Musicians Pay Tribute to Marathon Bombing Victims

Friday, April 19, 2013

Wearing running garb, Boston Symphony musicians paid tribute to the victims of the bombings during its concert Thursday night.

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Soundcheck

Song Premiere: Nadia Sirota, 'From The Invisible To The Visible'

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Listen to an exclusive song premiere from violist Nadia Sirota's upcoming album, Baroque.

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New Sounds

Music for Viola

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Besides drummer jokes, there might be almost as many viola jokes tied for the lead in musical humor.  We'll put all that aside for this New Sounds program, where the viola takes center stage, not necessarily as a solo instrument in a concerto or a chamber setting.  Hear new works for viola, some for viola & electronics, and viola d'amore.  From a forthcoming record by new music champion Nadia Sirota, listen to a piece by Missy Mazzoli, "Tooth And Nail." 

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Soundcheck

Garth Knox: In Studio

Monday, May 21, 2012

Garth Knox shows off an unexpected side of the viola on his new album Saltarello, weaving together medieval music and folk fiddling styles. He and his trio will play live in the studio.  

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