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Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
25 August 2016, 14:25
You are always in the shadows. You will never play a melody. Sorry.
In case you were wondering, one of the most frustrating positions in all of classical music is that of the lowly second violin.
Composers so often forget to give them something to do. So we thought we'd compile 10 dreary examples of just why it's such a hard life in the shadow of the firsts.