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German Violinists Sue for Raise

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German Violinists Sue for Raise

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German Violinists Sue for Raise

German Violinists Sue for Raise

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Violinists with the Beethoven Orchestra in Germany sue for a pay raise on the grounds that they play many more notes per concert than their musical colleagues. Orchestra officials, however, say the violinists knew this when they began taking violin lessons — and if they wanted to play fewer notes, they should have chosen a different instrument. Kyle James reports.

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