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4/4 Maestro Vaisile Gliga 'Ballerina' Pyrogravure One Piece Back Violin ~ From his workshops in Reghin, Romania, master violin maker Vasile Gliga crafts high quality violins and other stringed instruments in an ancient Romanian family tradition, which utilizes sophisticated and time-tested finishing techniques along with modern tools. Such beauty!

Opera Strip Wagner's The Flying Dutchman: You can hear the terrifying power of the sea pulsing through Richard Wagner's grim tale of a sailor, cursed for eternity, and his desperate attempt to find love and redemption.

Opera Strip Wagner's The Flying Dutchman: You can hear the terrifying power of the sea pulsing through Richard Wagner's grim tale of a sailor, cursed for eternity, and his desperate attempt to find love and redemption.

Itzhak Perlman: Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music, which he communicates.

SH violin from SH museum London “We had a pleasant little meal together, during which Holmes would talk about nothing but violins,narrating with great exultation how he had purchased his own Stradivarius,which was worth at least five hundred guineas, at a Jew broker’s in Tottenham Court Road for fifty-five shillings. This led him to Paganini,and we sat for an hour over a bottle of claret while he told me anecdote after anecdote of that extraordinary man…” “The Adventure of the Cardboard…

Georges Bizet (1838-1875) was a child prodigy. He entered the Paris Conservatory at the age of 9 and composed his first symphony at the age of 17! He left behind him a legacy of dramatic music, but tragically he died from a heart attack aged 36, only months after the first performance of his masterpiece - the opera Carmen.