In blind test, soloists prefer new violins to old ones

File - Soloist Ilya Kaler wearing welder glasses so he can’t see the violin during a test of old and new instruments outside Paris in Sept. 2012. (AP/Stefan Avalos, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on April 09, 2014, on page 16.




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