All blog posts tagged with fine stringed instruments

Provenance and a Fine Instrument’s Value by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
Some of the finest violins, cellos, basses and other stringed instruments are now 100s of years old and of great value. Knowing their history...Read entire post
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Posted on: 08 Mar 2024 10:54:59 am
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
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Posted on: 16 Dec 2023 02:31:47 pm
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
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Posted on: 27 Jul 2023 10:40:15 am
Catherin de’ Medici brought a love of dance from Italy to the French court. In so doing, she drove the enduring standardization of violins,...Read entire post
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Posted on: 30 May 2023 11:55:20 am
Rare stringed instruments have a chain of custody known as provenance. Without clear and legal ownership, the instrument is more a liability than...Read entire post
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Posted on: 19 Apr 2023 11:17:40 am
Stringed Instruments of the Renaissance by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
Musical eras and the instruments that created them are on an historical, evolving continuum. But each era, the Renaissance period included, has...Read entire post
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Posted on: 17 Apr 2023 10:13:31 am
Pablo Picasso and the Violin by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
The crossover between visual and performing arts is not uncommon. But in his championing of Cubism, Picasso found his inspiration to paint in...Read entire post
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Posted on: 24 Mar 2023 04:30:14 pm
Types of Medieval Stringed Instruments by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
To understand stringed instruments of the European Middle Ages, it helps to understand medieval music itself.The Medieval Era, roughly 500 CE...Read entire post
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Posted on: 23 Nov 2022 12:17:34 pm
The Violins of Itzhak Perlman by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
Every fine violin from the Italian luthiers has a story. But in the case of those played by Itzhak Perlman, the life stories of these instruments...Read entire post
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Posted on: 27 Sep 2022 01:11:31 pm
The History of the Nyckelharpa by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
The “Swedish fiddle” is not purely a product of this Scandinavian country. But its biggest fans are probably in Stockholm, Gothenburg,...Read entire post
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Posted on: 27 Sep 2022 01:09:05 pm
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