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    Should classical artists embrace music video singles?


    More core classical artists these days are mimicking their contemporaries in the pop world by releasing music video singles to accompany their albums. Charlotte Gardner asks whether this is a positive development

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    Kristine Balanas' video for her performance of Ysaÿe's 'Obsession'


    Starring and directed by Latvian violinist Kristine Balanas, this video features her performance of the first part of Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata no.2, titled ‘Obsession’.

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    When a string snaps mid performance: Kristine Balanas at the Latvian Music Awards


    Kristine Balanas breaks an E string in the closing bars of Wieniawski’s Polonaise Brillante no.1 in D major. The performance took place on 6 March at the Latvian Music Awards ceremony with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Guntis Kuzma. The concertmaster who swapped violins is Sandis Šteinbergs. ...

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    Balanas sisters play Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia


    Violinist Kristine Balanas, 27, and cellist sister Margarita,23, perform the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia at the Great Guild in Riga. The sisters from Latvia are based in the UK where both studied at the Royal Academy of Music. Video by Kaspars Kambars