1. Watch the Tracy Silverman create waves of sound with a six-string violin at NPR’s Tiny Desk, including a variation on the All Things Considered theme song. 

    Watch the Tracy Silverman create waves of sound with a six-string violin at NPR’s Tiny Desk, including a variation on the All Things Considered theme song. 

  2. npr:

Tomorrow: As Hilary Hahn’s fans already know, her violin case, @violincase, is an active user of both Twitter and Instagram. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, we’re handing over @nprmusic’s Instagram and Twitter accounts to Hahn’s most faithful companion. In addition, @violincase will host a Twitter chat Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. ET. Please use the hashtag #askviolincase with your questions about her new album (stream here) and @violincase’s owner.

We can’t wait!

    npr:

    Tomorrow: As Hilary Hahn’s fans already know, her violin case, @violincase, is an active user of both Twitter and Instagram. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, we’re handing over @nprmusic’s Instagram and Twitter accounts to Hahn’s most faithful companion. In addition, @violincase will host a Twitter chat Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. ET. Please use the hashtag #askviolincase with your questions about her new album (stream here) and @violincase’s owner.

    We can’t wait!

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  3. Hearing — and holding — Mozart’s own instruments is a thrill like no other. The great composer’s violin and viola, which are only pulled out of storage in Salzburg about once a year, are in the United States for the very first time. And the magic they wield is undeniable.
Photo: Kathy Wittman/Courtesy of the Boston Early Music Festival

    Hearing — and holding — Mozart’s own instruments is a thrill like no other. The great composer’s violin and viola, which are only pulled out of storage in Salzburg about once a year, are in the United States for the very first time. And the magic they wield is undeniable.

    Photo: Kathy Wittman/Courtesy of the Boston Early Music Festival

  4. Ray Chen might be the finest current violinist you don’t yet know — but you soon will. See this stellar artist perform bonbons by Sarasate and Saint-Saëns in an intimate performance recorded live at the New York nightclub (Le) Poisson Rouge.

    Ray Chen might be the finest current violinist you don’t yet know — but you soon will. See this stellar artist perform bonbons by Sarasate and Saint-Saëns in an intimate performance recorded live at the New York nightclub (Le) Poisson Rouge.

  5. In a double-blind test by professional violinists, most couldn’t determine — by sound alone — which violin was an original Stradivarius and which was a modern instrument.

    Take the test.