In an interview recorded in 2012 at London's Wigmore Hall, Steven Isserlis is joined by violinist Ida Haendel to speak about her life in music, the place of music in her life and her views on the essential spirit of being a performer.

'I am the violin', she declared in a documentary film around the time of her 80th birthday, defining a lifetime's connection with her instrument and her art. Watch the documentary here.

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