Posted on February 5th, 2010 by

Today-20th October, Curator Carol Lynn Bamford at the Library of Congress, let me hold and play Fritz Kreisler's childhood violin.

With George Rochberg. 2000 ‘Habeneck’ Stradivari 1734 (Collection Royal Academy of Music)

With Paganini's Del Gesu 'il Cannone' before playing the Rochberg 'Caprice Variations'. Genova October 2007

Playing an astonishing Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples (1763) Viola d'amore in the 'national treasure' room of the Libray of Congress

Playing the ‘Castelbarco’ Stradivari. Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress. 2009 Photo Richard Bram
Introducing the ‘Joachim’ Stradivari (Collection of Royal Academy of Music) & and orginal condition Gagliano Violin (Private Collection) Photo: Richard Bram
Instruments: Violin-Antonio Stradivari (from the Collection of the Royal Academy of Music, London), Steel Bow J B Vuillaume ca. 1839 (Collection of Charles Beare esq.), Stephen Bristow 1982.