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2 HOURS AGO - BBC

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VIDEO: The robot that can play the violin

A retired engineer in the USA has created a 'kinetic sculpture' that can replicate digital files and play them on a violin.

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7 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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"The Temptation of Saint Antony," Four Larks, Los Angeles

One of the actors, citing her skills in the production's playbill, says she's a "things meshed together" artist. She acts, she sings, and she makes music. Throw in the making of art and that's what Four Larks' spectacular production of "The Temptation of Saint Antony" is, a meshed together multimedia phantasmagoria, aka junkyard opera. Photo by Summer LeVeque Created and ...

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15 HOURS AGO - New York Post

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Meet the hip-hop violin duo playing for Obama, Kanye West

In high school in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Kevin Sylvester and Wil Baptiste — both classically trained violin players — began experimenting, combining that instrument with hip-hop beats. “We’d hear a...

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FEB 27, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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S.F. Symphony review: Thomas’ Schumann steals the show

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter came to Davies Symphony Hall on Thursday night to deliver a characteristically forceful and fearless performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto. [...] Michael Tilson Thomas upstaged her with a phenomenal rendition of Schumann’s First Symphony. Schumann’s music has not figured very prominently in the conductor’s profile thus far, though that may be about to change. Thomas’ performance ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Concertos of Jaffe, Tower, Albert and Rouse

In this article I discuss a number of wonderful recent concertos. This is not to suggest that the composers of these works haven't written many other meritorious pieces in other genres. I simply want to get their music out to those who are interested in hearing some of the best new classical music around-and new in this context means within ...

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