The Tokyo String Quartet plays the finale of Haydn's op.77, no.1
Following news that the quartet of Stradivari instruments once owned by Paganini has now passed to the Quartetto di Cremona, in this video from 2013 we can see previous custodians the Tokyo Quartet playing them in the ensemble’s final season.
The Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio, formed of siblings Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano), Braimah Kanneh-Mason (violin) and BBC Young Musician winning Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), perform Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s arrangement of the spiritual ‘Deep River’.
Coleridge-Taylor, not to be confused with poet Samuel
In this video, violin maker and researcher Geerten Verberkmoes puts the finishing touches to a replica of a violin by Benoit Joseph Boussu, using construction methods most likely employed by the 18th-century French luthier.