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Is the Old Better Than the New? A Study That Puts the Stradivarius to the Test

In Classic v. Modern Violins, Beauty is in Ear of the Beholder [Free registration may be required] Aesthetics and Money: Fiddling with the Mind Stradivarius Fails Sound Test versus Newbie...
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection

This remarkable collection from the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress brings together an amazing set of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia. The folklorist Alan Jabbour recorded Lyn in 1966 and 1967, and the tunes here "represent the music and evoke the history and spirit of Virginia's Appalachian frontier." The collection contains 184 original...