Monday, September 06, 2010
By Brian Wise
Does the secret to the pristine sound of an 18th century violin lie in the density of its wood? Probably not. But it's among the intriguing questions raised by a recent scientific study of the Vieuxtemps, an instrument described as the "Mona Lisa of violins."
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Cornelius Dufallo, composer and violinist in the group Ethel, draws inspiration from the New York nightscape on his solo effort, "Dream Streets." On this New Sounds program, we’ll hear how Dufallo's acoustic and electronic elements are used to weave stasis music.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Our series Music of the World Cup looks at a famous World War I truce -- and the songs it inspired. Plus: we hear how relations among African nations have shaped the competition underway in South Africa.
Monday, March 08, 2010
UPDATED 5:45 p.m.
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We're monitoring the media blitz of Rep. Eric Massa tonight as he heads for the cable news channels to defend himself against ethics accusations. And also to throw a few more parting shots at President Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel. It's an inside story for Washington, but some valuable insights might come out on how work gets done in the Obama White House. Our partners at The New York Times are covering that here.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Korean violinist Hanh-Bin is in good company. Like Philippe Quint and Gidon Kremer who forgot their violins, or Yo-Yo Ma and Lynn Harrell who forgot their cellos in New York taxis, Hahn-Bin left his 18th century, $600,000 violin in a taxi yesterday.
On a ride from Lincoln Center to Chinatown, ...
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Many artists wonder if distractions of the modern world compromise their creative process. Songwriter and violinist Andrew Bird decided to put that theory to the test, holing up on a farm in western Illinois. For his stage shows, he learned to play all the parts to his songs. ...
Saturday, July 26, 2003
Itzhak and Toby Perlman are both philanthropists and violinists. They co-founded the Perlman Music Program, which provides year-round lessons and an intensive summer camp on Shelter Island, New York. Itzhak Perlman is widely acknowledged as the foremost living virtuoso of the violin. He recently began conducting, and is today ...
Saturday, July 26, 2003
Saturday, December 07, 2002
Lothar Meisel and his father sat side by side for 40 years bending, shaping and scraping wood into violins, just as their German fathers had since 1660. But here in America the Meisel family legacy is in jeopardy. Minnesota Public Radio's Mary Stucky visits Lothar Meisel in his Minnesota studio.
Saturday, March 16, 2002
Years of detective work by music scholar Helga Thoene revealed secret messages in the solo violin music of Johann Sebastian Bach. On the album, Morimur, violinist Christoph Poppen and the Hilliard Ensemble interweave the newly discovered melodies with the existing violin music — with controversial results.