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Violist Lech Antonio Uszynski plays Bach at Schlüsselzunft Basel

A solo viola plays Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor with monumental virtuosity

Viola jokes burn the worst

This gag from 1714 is thought to be the earliest known viola joke

Two musicians find an abandoned US church

When two musicians found an abandoned country church, they knew what to do…

Violin rosin

What the heck is rosin – and why do violinists need it?

Emperor Naruhito is a keen violist

Japan has a new viola-playing Emperor, and Donald Trump just gave him a viola