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A History of Violins in Rock & Roll by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
More than the guitar strings can make us rock. Violinists including John Creach, Richard Sanders, Rostrongstrongy Steinhardt, and David Lindley...Read entire post
Posted on: 22 Dec 2023 01:04:29 pm
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The Violins of Isaac Stern by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
Among the greatest of 20th century virtuosos, Stern left behind great violins and bows. His estate may have bungled it a bit, but the instruments...Read entire post
Posted on: 16 Dec 2023 02:31:47 pm
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Sears Roebuck and the Violin by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
Almost everything was sold via the Sears “Wish Books” of the 20th century. Worth noting is inexpensive instruments that have long been available...Read entire post
Posted on: 15 Dec 2023 09:41:54 am
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The Beginnings of the Cello Endpin by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
The parts of the cello start at the floor. But the endpin wasn’t always part of the instrument, and the physicality of that changed music itself.Aspects...Read entire post
Posted on: 26 Oct 2023 01:54:14 pm
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The Primrose International Viola Competition by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
Relegated to the alto voice in most compositions, the viola has risen to greater prominence thanks to William Primrose and those who aspire to...Read entire post
Posted on: 26 Oct 2023 01:40:01 pm
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The Interesting History of the Pochette by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
A scaled down version of the violin, the pochette was devised for traveling and impromptu performances. And, it helped Scots become Englishmen.The...Read entire post
Posted on: 28 Jul 2023 09:12:07 am
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The Gagliano Family of Violinmakers by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
The violins of Cremona and Venice might have the most storied histories, but the Neopolitan Gagliano family instruments have stood the test of...Read entire post
Posted on: 27 Jul 2023 10:40:15 am
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The Füssen School of Violin Making by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
While the Museum of Füssen commemorates its luthier-populated past, much of the violinmaking influence of this Bavarian town ultimately went...Read entire post
Posted on: 24 Jun 2023 05:48:25 am
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The Stradivarius Instruments of The Met Museum by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has several Strads that are played occasionally. But should rare instruments be mostly seen and rarely...Read entire post
Posted on: 23 Jun 2023 09:16:20 am
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Italian Violinmaking: The Amati Family by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
Stradivari is known for the greatest violins, but the likely inventor of the modern violin was Andreas Amati. French royalty deserves some credit...Read entire post
Posted on: 31 May 2023 05:22:09 pm
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