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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
Posted on: 24 Mar 2023 04:30:14 pm
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All aspects of orchestral music making – performers, conductors, composers, and instrument makers – have resisted women’s...Read entire post
Posted on: 09 Mar 2023 03:50:54 pm
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Need a Strad? Borrow One Here. by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
Patronage of artists has always been essential. But different ways that high priced instruments find young prodigies ensure those strings get...Read entire post
Posted on: 07 Mar 2023 07:37:17 am
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German Violinmaking: The Klotz Family by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
Austria’s von Trapps might have a movie made about them, but the musical contributions of the Klotz luthiers are celebrated with a statue...Read entire post
Posted on: 27 Jan 2023 05:50:36 am
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Albert Einstein and the Violin by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
While scribbling difficult formulas about E=mc2on a chalkboard, it may have been Mozart’s Violin Sonata in C that coursedthrough his considerable...Read entire post
Posted on: 25 Jan 2023 10:24:26 am
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As the first chair of one of the world’s great orchestras, the LA Phil concertmasters often extend their credits by working on great cinematic...Read entire post
Posted on: 24 Nov 2022 10:11:28 am
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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
Posted on: 23 Nov 2022 12:17:34 pm
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Material for Modern Stringed Instrument Bows by lastringplayer from the Arts & Entertainment category
The smaller of the two parts of stringed instruments, the bow, is remarkably complex and made of several parts, historically derived directly...Read entire post
Posted on: 25 Oct 2022 01:40:39 pm
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The violin Joshua Bell can’t let out of his sight has twice, and for many years, been in the hands of thieves. Yet it helped save the lives...Read entire post
Posted on: 25 Oct 2022 01:37:55 pm
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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
Posted on: 27 Sep 2022 01:11:31 pm
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