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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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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
Posted on: 30 May 2023 11:55:20 am
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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
Posted on: 19 Apr 2023 11:17:40 am
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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
Posted on: 17 Apr 2023 10:13:31 am
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The Violins of Ruggiero Ricci by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
Over a long career that left a legacy of recordings and accomplished students, Ricci always had an eye (and ear) for fine violins, both old and...Read entire post
Posted on: 26 Mar 2023 05:53:26 pm
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Pablo Casals and His Goffriller Cello by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
Misidentified for decades, the instrument of the famous 20th century cellist is still in the ownership of his widow. Tax policy is why it was...Read entire post
Posted on: 25 Mar 2023 05:39:09 pm
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