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Italian violin-making tunes up for a revival

It is one of the most erotic of instruments, central to Western classical music, and its finest examples can be hundreds of years old and worth…

It is one of the most erotic of instruments, central to Western classical music, and its finest examples can be hundreds of years old and worth…

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The romance of chamber music in the heart of Provence

Perched on a hill overlooking the French Riviera, Saint-Paul-de-Vence has long been a haven for artists, including the painter Chagal  the French

Perched on a hill overlooking the French Riviera, Saint-Paul-de-Vence has long been a haven for artists, including the painter Chagal  the French

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The Silk Road Ensemble, where music links east and west

Wu Man plays an ancient instrument. She explained: “This is a historic Pipa. It was introduced from Persia and Central Asia, 2000 years ago through

Wu Man plays an ancient instrument. She explained: “This is a historic Pipa. It was introduced from Persia and Central Asia, 2000 years ago through

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Lisa Batiashvili - Queen of the Violin

The violin has fascinated her all her life. At the age of two Lisa Batiashvili played the instrument for the first time in her native Georgia and

The violin has fascinated her all her life. At the age of two Lisa Batiashvili played the instrument for the first time in her native Georgia and