Playing the violin is fraught with difficulties, but apart from that, there is the tricky matter of transporting stringed instruments.
Playing the live musical accompaniment to silent films is a peculiarly demanding assignment, but Chaplin movies fully repay the effort.
A lifetime of performing classical music onstage leaves various mementos in its wake, including a closet of black concert clothing.
So much has been written about Puccini operas. Here, mere observations from someone privileged to play in the pit now and then.
How surprising to discover that there is a flourishing market for — and ardently collecting devotees of — objects known as violin bottles.
The last thing I could have imagined was that I would someday be designing music-related objects, yet all the signs were there.
Miniature collectors — and collectors of miniatures — find satisfaction in the most unexpected places; here, an account of tiny rewards.
While the journey continues and is still in progress, it is not really possible to measure exactly how far one has come.
It’s nothing new to find, yet again, that fragments will add up to more than the whole — but how, and why, is always different.
Convention has conditioned us to expect certain objects not to be blue; the delight caused by the exceptions is all the greater.