Music with Minnesotans: John Waddle

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
April 22, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. — John Waddle is a Twin Cities luthier who makes violins and other string instruments with patience and dedication. His playlist is filled with the rare instruments he admires.

Fritz Kreisler: Liebesleid and Liebesfreud with Fritz Kreisler, violin with Carl Lamson, piano from a recording made in 1926. RCA 5910

Antonin Dvořák: String Quintet No. 2 Op. 77 (opening movement: Allegro con fuoco) from a December 2010 concert performance at the Smithsonian with "Syborite5" (using the Stradavari instruments in the Smithsonian collection)

Ernest Bacon: Sonata for Cello and Piano (movements 3 and 4: Lento and Allegro, ma non troppo) with Bernard Greenhouse, cello and Menahem Pressler, piano. CRI 779

Next week on Music with Minnesotans: Laura Vosika is working on a five-part series of novels that joins her characters from the present day to their 14th-century Scottish ancestors. And a trombone connects them all!

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