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    From the Archive: the 'Ferdinand David' J.B. Vuillaume, Paris, 1840-5


    This illustration of a violin by J.B. Vuillaume was published in The Strad, June 1968. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, apart from being possibly the most commercially successful violin maker of all time, was also one of the leading violin dealers ...

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    Violinist David Oistrakh performs Debussy's Clair de Lune


    Violinist David Oistrakh performs Debussy's Clair de Lune with pianist Frida Bauer in Paris in 1962. Read: Remembering the great violinist David Oistrakh Watch: David Oistrakh performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto .

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    David Fulmer performs on Mozart's violin


    It's incredible to think that Mozart used this not only as a violinist, but as a composer. On this very instrument he wrote and played his five violin concertos and the monumental masterpiece that is Sinfonia Concertante' Mozart's 300-year-old violin came the US in June 2013 for the ...

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    New York's Avery Fisher Hall to be renamed David Geffen Hall following $100m donation


    The entertainment mogul-turned-philanthropist will contribute toward the concert hall’s extensive renovation

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    David and Igor Oistrakh perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante


    David Oistrakh and his son Igor Oistrakh perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante viola and violin parts respectively with the Moscow Philharmonic conducted by Yehudi Menuhin. Watch David Oistrakh perform Bach's Double Concerto with Yehudi Menuhin. Read about David Oistrakh and Joseph Szigeti's 's influence on Prokofiev's violin concertos ...

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    Does violin music help bread to taste better?


    A German baker is testing the theory that playing string music while making bread can improve its flavour. Manfred Pilger, who has run his bakery in Passau, Bavaria, for over 25 years, is convinced that playing a CD of violinist David Garrett changes the taste of his ...