one violist in manhattan

Viola shaming. When will the madness end? #endviolajokes

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artemis quartet – check them out!

I have loved the Artemis Quartet (based in Berlin) for quite some time, and their new Beethoven cycle recording is phenomenal. Here’s a little taste:

the viennese sound explored

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There is a fantastic multimedia article in today’s New York Times about the venerated Vienna Philharmonic and what makes its sound so unique in a world full of sound-alike ensembles. Well worth a read/look/listen!