Monday, March 22, 2010

Amazing fiddle tales

The Chicago Tribune's William Mullen reports on a couple of violin makers who took the "Vieuxtemps" Guarneri del Gesu (1741), considered by some to be the greatest fiddle ever made, to Northwestern University Hospital for a CT scan, hoping to find out what makes it great:,0,302433.story

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Minnesota Orchestra violinist Roger Frisch played his instrument while undergoing brain surgery to ease tremors in his right hand, ABC News reports (with video):