Nikolai Kittel remains one of the most enigmatic bow makers, so when the assembled talents at this year’s Oberlin workshop set about making copies, they uncovered a host of interesting points, as Robert Ray explains
The violinist recorded her first disc of Bach when she was a teenager. Now, two decades on, she returns to complete the set. Pauline Harding talks to her about constancy and change, and new meanings given to music through experience and memory
This is a 360 Film, so use your mouse to move your viewing point in all directions. It features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing the finale of Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Payare.
It is a Google Arts Culture exhibit, with more information, photos, interviews
This fragment is all that survives from illusionist and silent film pioneer Georges Méliès’ Lully ou Le violon brisé (Lully or The Broken Violin).
In the film, a cook’s violin playing gets the entire staff dancing until the master of the house arrives.
Méliès is best known for his film A Trip to