Daniil Trifonov's Acting Debut

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What do you get for the person who has everything? Send 'em this week's link roundup -- it's a grab-bag of time travel, roadside serenades, Nintendo melodies, and a whole lot more. It's the gift that keeps on giving!

1. Step inside this 27-year-old luthier's workshop and discover what it takes to make a great violin.

2. Violinist Ray Chen turns back time to fix a mistake he made a decade ago.

3. CNN's Christiane Amanpour interviews violinist Daniel Hope about his family history, and what it was like to study with Yehudi Menuhin.

4. As part of Boston's HUBweek, experience a Boston Pops concert... from inside the orchestra!

What a neat experience to "sit" in the 2nd violin section and watch @KeithLockhart conduct @TheBostonPops favorites! John Williams makes an appearance at Tanglewood too! Check out the 10-minute presentation inside the Immersive Dome @HUBweek! pic.twitter.com/HlexewOybX

— Sasha (@sasherka) October 10, 2018

5. 46 great Nintendo melodies. One epic mashup.

6. Trumpeter Jens Lindemann made terrible traffic a little more bearable by serenading drivers stranded on a snowy highway:

"During the day, it was a little funny at first because I grabbed my trumpet and started playing some trumpet fanfares and O Canada and people were getting out of their cars and talking to each other. There was nothing else to do," he told the Calgary Eyeopener on Wednesday morning from his hotel room in Banff.

7. Pianist Daniil Trifonov stars as a 19th-century stowaway riding the rails in this charming music video for Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 4 from Deutsche Grammophon

8. And one more music video we love: The Diderot Quartet, who brought us their wonderful water balloon music video earlier this summer, present another movement of Mozart's "Dissonance" Quartet -- this time featuring time-lapse videos of plants and flowers blooming.