Hasan Rowhani
(Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)
June 16, 2013

Iran’s New President A Relative Moderate

Calling it an era of wisdom and moderation, Iran's new president, Hasan Rowhani, vowed to integrate the country back into the international community and asked Western nations to adopt a more "respectful rhetoric" toward Iran.


Violinist Amandine Beyer holds Mozart's own violin backstage at Boston's Jordan Hall on Monday.
(Kathy Wittman/Courtesy of the Boston Early Music Festival)
June 14, 2013

Playing Mozart — On Mozart’s Violin

The violin and viola that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played himself are in the United States for the first time ever. The instruments come out of storage only about once a year at the Salzburg Mozarteum in Austria. The rest of the time, they're kept under serious lockup. I talked to the musicians who got to play them at the Boston Early Music Festival earlier this week before the violin's New York premiere at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York tonight.


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