Anastasia Tsioulcas http://nwpr.org en What's Worth $45 Million — Or More? One Viola http://nwpr.org/post/whats-worth-45-million-or-more-one-viola <em>Update Wednesday, June 25, 2014: A representative from Sotheby's tells NPR that the instrument did not sell "at this time." </em><p>Wednesday, Sotheby's auction house plans to announce the sale of a rare viola made by Antonio Stradivari. The <em>minimum</em> bid is $45 million. If it sells, it will be the most expensive instrument of any kind in history.<p>Here's an old musician joke: How do you keep your violin from getting stolen? Put it in a viola case.<p>The viola has long played second fiddle to its far more popular, higher-pitched sibling, the violin. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:23:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 48074 at http://nwpr.org What's Worth $45 Million — Or More? One Viola A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts http://nwpr.org/post/rhythm-has-waltzed-away-hearts <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ek3eCbfqp0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCFEk6Y8TmM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zEfp_ZeiT0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YZpng2PL34</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjnhGwxQkFk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GWaNt9pPQM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZD_ZzubDxs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_X9Plz0zc4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k1RjZ-SOLU</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:38:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 47945 at http://nwpr.org A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts Rafael Fruhbeck De Burgos, Versatile Spanish Conductor, Dies At 80 http://nwpr.org/post/rafael-fruhbeck-de-burgos-versatile-spanish-conductor-dies-80 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMALVK_I8hE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlZ3FmBzbo4</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:28:26 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 47396 at http://nwpr.org Rafael Fruhbeck De Burgos, Versatile Spanish Conductor, Dies At 80 What Weeks Of Debate Have Shown Us About Women In Classical Music http://nwpr.org/post/what-weeks-debate-have-shown-us-about-women-classical-music An astonishing conversation has emerged in the weeks since Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught began her run as Octavian at the Glyndebourne Festival in England. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:29:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 46965 at http://nwpr.org What Weeks Of Debate Have Shown Us About Women In Classical Music Read Joyce DiDonato's Inspiring Juilliard Commencement Speech http://nwpr.org/post/read-joyce-didonatos-inspiring-juilliard-commencement-speech Star mezzo-soprano <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16004057/joyce-didonato" target="_blank">Joyce DiDonato</a> gave the 2014 commencement address at Juilliard Friday — and it's a memorable one, both for her words and by DiDonato's own example as someone whose own career began under low heat.<p>DiDonato has <a href="http://www.joycedidonato.com/2014/05/27/the-juilliard-schools-109th-commencement-speech-joyce-didonato/" target="_blank">posted</a> the text of her speech on her own website, and it's well worth 10 minutes of your time, whether you're an aspiring artist or need a gentle reminder Wed, 28 May 2014 16:04:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 46679 at http://nwpr.org Read Joyce DiDonato's Inspiring Juilliard Commencement Speech In 2014, The Classical World Still Can't Stop Fat-Shaming Women http://nwpr.org/post/2014-classical-world-still-cant-stop-fat-shaming-women <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPquOVVEwws</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 13:23:54 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 46258 at http://nwpr.org In 2014, The Classical World Still Can't Stop Fat-Shaming Women Watch Bang On A Can Occupy 'Arthur' http://nwpr.org/post/watch-bang-can-occupy-arthur <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RXQnML0JwY</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:56:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 45851 at http://nwpr.org Watch Bang On A Can Occupy 'Arthur' Midspring Surprise: Lost Mendelssohn Song Found http://nwpr.org/post/midspring-surprise-lost-mendelssohn-song-found <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-tb_m8SD04</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 01:04:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 45565 at http://nwpr.org Midspring Surprise: Lost Mendelssohn Song Found Classical Quartet Gets All Twisted http://nwpr.org/post/classical-quartet-gets-all-twisted <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKezUd_xw20</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:32:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 44714 at http://nwpr.org Classical Quartet Gets All Twisted How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.) http://nwpr.org/post/how-do-you-sweep-ivy-league-practice-viola-really By now, you may have <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/01/297879597/new-york-student-is-accepted-to-all-8-ivy-league-schools" target="_blank">heard</a> about Kwasi Enin, the impressive young man from Long Island who has been accepted into the classes of 2018 at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale (all eight Ivy League universities) as well as Duke and three campuses of the State University of New York. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:14:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 43883 at http://nwpr.org How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.)