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Self-Playing Violin: The Virtual Paganini

Self-Playing Violin: The Virtual Paganini
I've always found player pianos to be just about the most interesting old-fashioned musical instrument concept ever,...
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Rare 'Macdonald' Stradivarius viola fails to sell at Sotheby's auction

Source: Art Daily

A Stradivarius viola considered to be one of the world's finest instruments has failed to sell, auctioneers Sotheby's said on Thursday. The minimum asking price was $45 million (33 million euros), reflecting the rarity of the 'Macdonald' Stradivarius, one of only ten surviving violas made by the Italian master Antonio Stradivari. If the viola had sold it would have set a new record for a musi ...
Full article at: Art Daily Jun 26 2014, 9:03pm CDT

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'We Make Ends Meet Without Money'

Source: Yahoo! Shine Health

Here's how the growing trend of time banking is helping folks in and around Brattleboro, Vt., become stronger and closer. What do you do when your water heater breaks, you're injured and need an at-home nurse, or your daughter is pining for violin lessons and you just can't ...
Full article at: Yahoo! Shine Health Jun 18 2014, 2:36pm CDT

Andrew Bird Embraces That Old-Timey Sound

Source: The Washingtonian

Andrew Bird might be the only classically trained musician as well known for his whistling as for his violin skills. The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, 40, has been making albums for nearly two decades, including last year’s EP, I Want to See Pulaski at Night. He and his current band, the Hands ...
Full article at: The Washingtonian Jun 6 2014, 10:47am CDT

Violinists kept off flight with instruments

Source: Turn To 23

Two Indianapolis musicians were not allowed on their flight Monday -- because ...
Full article at: Turn To 23 May 28 2014, 12:43pm CDT

Violinists Protest After Being Told They’d Have To Check Instruments

Source: WSB Radio

Two musicians from Time for Three were headed to a concert in Arkansas. When they were told their violins would have to be checked, the musicians decided to stage a protest by playing on the ta ...
Full article at: WSB Radio May 27 2014, 1:25pm CDT

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