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Symphony Hall

Youthful Strings

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

As part of ViolinFest, Symphony Hall focuses on orchestral works that rely solely on the strings. Tonight: Youthful Strings, or How on Earth did Mozart, Mendelssohn and Britten Compose So Well When They Were Just Kids?

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Symphony Hall

Serenades for Strings

Monday, September 06, 2010

As part of ViolinFest, Symphony Hall focuses on orchestral works that rely solely on the strings. Tonight: two serenades for strings from Tchaikovsky and Suk.

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WQXR Features

Using Science to Learn What Makes a Violin Sing

Monday, September 06, 2010

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."

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New Sounds

New Music for Violin(s) and Electronics

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. 

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Soundcheck

The Sounds of Soccer Diplomacy

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.

Fishko Files

Sibelius and Heifetz: Perfect Pair

Friday, June 11, 2010

It’s the 75th anniversary of a celebrated recording by Jascha Heifetz of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. That has WNYC’s Sara Fishko considering the power of the recording and the music ... in this edition of the Fishko Files.

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New Sounds

Sonic Atmospheres

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

For this New Sounds, we’ll experience some sonic and at times, spiritual atmospheres, including ambient music, and other works that might invoke the “m” word – “minimalism.”  

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The Arts File

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Higdon

Friday, April 16, 2010

Composer Jennifer Higdon on her Pulitzer Prize.

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The Takeaway

First Take: Turning towards Kandahar, Stimulus for Minority-Owned Businesses, Violin Genius

Monday, March 08, 2010

UPDATED 5:45 p.m.

Alex Goldmark here. 

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

Also, it is python hunting season in Florida. We'll bring you a sharp shooter. 

 

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WNYC News

Keys, Sunglasses, 18th Century Violin...Whoops!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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, ...

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Studio 360

One-Man Band

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. ...

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Itzhak and Toby Perlman

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Itzhak and Toby Perlman are both philanthropists and violinists.

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Itzhak and Toby Perlman

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 ...

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Studio 360

Together

Saturday, July 26, 2003

In Chen Kaige's new feature film, a father brings his son from a provincial town to Beijing, determined to find a music teacher who can grow the boy into a world-class violinist. Kaige is best known for directing Farewell My Concubine, a sweeping historical epic. In contrast, ...

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Studio 360

Craft: Violin Maker

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.

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Studio 360

Bach's Secret

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.

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Studio 360

Violin Investment

Saturday, March 10, 2001

Violinist Robert McDuffie devised a very creative plan to purchase a multi-million dollar Guarneri violin.

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