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Sex, Drugs and Violin Concertos

Sex, Drugs and Violin Concertos

By all accounts, Niccolò Paganini led an interesting life: Part of the first crop of world-famous violin virtuosos, his skill on the fiddle was unrivalled: He was capable of playing an entire concerto on a single string – a near necessity, as he frequently broke strings during performances. It is not his skill however, but […]

Twelve-Tone Vinyl at Palais Fanto

Twelve-Tone Vinyl at Palais Fanto

An international crowd had gathered at the Palais Fanto for the 15th anniversary of the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna, the murmuring mingling with the clinking of glasses echoing against the marble of the 1917 neo-classic palace on Schwarzenbergplatz. Several of Schoenberg’s descendants had made the trip from California to hear the composer’s legendary recordings […]

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