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Norman Pickering: The Patron Saint of Sound

Norman Pickering, a pioneer of hi-fi and violin acoustics, answers the question, so how do stringed instruments work?

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Stay Inquisitive

Cellist Kevin Olusola says the best daily practice is to nurture a love of learning

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Now Hear This!

A new generation of cellists is pushing the boundaries as singer-songwriters

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A Tango State of Mind

Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint’s chamber ensemble prepares to tour and record

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Taking Liberties

Nils Bultmann’s viola duets evoke the spirit of improv 

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Eyes Wide Shut

A decade after her career took flight, violinist Arabella Steinbacher still closes her eyes onstage, but never loses her way 

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Casey Crescenzo's Endearing Symphonic Debut

Prog-rock songwriter sets sights on the Romantic Era and lands on the top of the classical charts

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Comic Relief

How comedic actor Jack Benny showed America that with great jokes and bad playing you can sound awful even on a Stradivari violin

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Smashing the Laws of Tradition

On Uncovered, cellist Maya Beiser pushes the boundaries of classical music by embracing classic rock 

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James Ehnes: Born to Bartok

Canadian violinist delves into Hungarian composer’s masterworks

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