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What's New: Violin

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Ambrose Bierce wrote that the definition of a fiddle is “an instrument to tickle the human ears by friction of a horse's tale on the entrails of a cat.”

We’ll hear some amazing 'fiddlers' including Anne Akiko Meyers, Tasmin Little, and Madeline Adkins on this episode of What’s New!

Anne Akiko Meyers made headlines when the 1741 ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri del Gesu, was given to her on lifetime loan. One of the most important violins ever made by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu, it belonged to Belgian violinist Henri Vieuxtemps during the 19th century and is considered to be one of finest violins in existence for its powerfully luxuriant sound and mint condition.

What’s New is a production of WBAA Classical, a listener supported broadcast service of Purdue University.

John Nasukaluk Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his work on 20/20 Hearing. Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, John has worked with the Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
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