Music with Minnesotans: Matt Wehling

by Alison Young, Minnesota Public Radio
January 12, 2011
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St. Paul, Minn. — Those who have played their instruments using a Matt Wehling bow compare its playability to driving a Ferrari, but surprisingly Wheling is not a classical musician himself.

He's been listening much more regularly to classical music recently - and much more carefully - mostly so he can understand what a client is looking for in a bow - and how to best make a sound.

Matt is my guest today and shares his playlist as well as his love of helping find that perfect sound as an instrument maker.

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Matt Wehling's playlist:

Liebesleid, Fritz Kreisler - Fritz Kreisler

Pavane, Gabriel Faure - Montreal Symphony and Choir/Charles Dutoit

Mickey the Moulder/Stan Chapman's Jig, Traditional Irish - Kevin Burke (Green Linnet 1122)

Johann Sebastian Bach, Little Fugue in G - The Mando Boys (Borderland Productions 2)

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Check out more from Music with Minnesotans:

Linda Z. Andrews, Ann Bancroft, Philip Brunelle, Mayor Chris Coleman, Michael Pearce Donley, Joe Dowling, Dr. Victoria Elmer, William Gurstelle, Karen Hansen, Steve Heitzeg, Stuart Loughridge, Stephen Paulus, Lois Quam, Mayor RT Rybak, General Larry Shellito, The Reverend Spenser Simrell, and Dale Warland.

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Join me next time when author Charles Baxter is my guest. He's introduced me to some new pieces that are just heavenly, including Virgil Thomson's "The Feast of Love" a title Baxter borrowed for his novel, a National Book Award finalist.

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