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Diabolically fine fiddling from Martin Riseley

By , 13/03/2011
The trouble with the kind of jaw-dropping musical virtuosity demonstrated by the likes of Martin Riseley is that it can for some people obscure the actual substance of what's being performed - since the time of the master-fiddler, Paganini himself, this "circus entertainment" aspect demonstrated by skilled executants has frequently bedeviled their musical efforts. Paganini recounted how, on one occasion, he was approached by a gentleman who claimed to... read more

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