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A press release from Riga informs me that the national symphony orchestra has a new chief conductor, Karel Mark Chichon,

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New Strads for Old

Who says Cremona always sounds best? A blind testing by Matthew Trusler, the Paris-based British violinist who once went searching

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Some more super stats

The BBC Proms have ended with another set of record attendances, five percent up overall and 87 percent averages at

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Vienna bewilders the Proms

There was mild bemusement among hard-core concertgoers and after-show drinkers at the end of the Vienna Philharmonic performance of Haydn’s

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