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Three of today's most fascinating violinists have new albums, including Augustin Hadelich, who pairs off with Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas.
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June 18, 2013 From the sweet melodies by Bach to the quiet sound world of Morton Feldman, sample three fascinating new albums by today's top fiddlers.
Jascha Heifetz set new precision standards for the classical violin.
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March 28, 2011 The new 103-CD Jascha Heifetz box set presents a vast trove of fantastic fiddling over a seven-decade career, from his first recording session as a teenager to his final recital in 1972.
October 24, 2008 From the ancient "Day of the Dead" melody to depictions of ghouls and witches, composers have long tapped into the dark side to serve up some deliciously devilish music.
December 30, 2007 In a musical world where her instrument is often eclipsed by the higher-profile violin, Kim Kashkashian stands out as one of the world's few violists with an solo career. Her new album of songs from Spain and Argentina, arranged and performed with pianist Robert Levin, underscores the richness of the viola's vocal qualities.
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December 18, 2007 From the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, WHYY and NPR present Handel's holiday masterpiece performed by the "Fabulous Philadelphians" — one of the world's greatest orchestras, joined by the nationally renowned Philadelphia Singers Chorale. British choral master Richard Hickox conducts.
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December 6, 2006 As president of her church's youth group, violinist Miran Kim, 16, leads other young people to help the less fortunate. On a recent trip, she played "Amazing Grace" at a barbecue for the homeless and watched the atmosphere change. "It's amazing what music can do; it is relief for the heart and soul." She performs Manuel De Falla's Danse Espagnole.
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July 21, 2006 Violinist Gilles Apap and the Transylvanian Mountain Boys appear at the Aspen Music Festival, where they perform an assortment of Irish reels, Romanian folk tunes, Django Rhinehart swing, improvisations and more.
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