March 28, 2014 Marina Galperina

This is concert violinist David Aaron Carpenter playing Stradivari’s 300-year-old “MacDonald” viola, which is poised to be “the most expensive instrument in the world.” At Sotheby’s on Monday, Carpenter performed Isaac Albéniz’s 1892 “Asturias” with its “passages that sound like nothing so much as heavy-metal shredding.” “It’s the pinnacle of my career,” Carpenter said. “Every moment up until this point […]

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