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JB Vuillaume- made in Paris during the 1800s, probably around or after 1859 this is a copy of the messi Stradivari, since Vuillaume had two or three main models he copied.
Vuillaumes instruments have been played by some of the finest musicians like Pierre Fournier. Hilary Hahns primary instrument is a JB Vuillame. She has spoken in interviews about how she doesn’t feel it is necessary for virtuosos to own million dollar instruments, and that the musician should get the instrument that best suits them. The highest price a Vuillaume has made was 262 thousand at an auction in London.
Authenticitys of Vuillaumes are often hard to achieve and many may be inaccurate. His shop had several makers and apprentices that made instruments under his label. But this one is indeed authentic and has had only 3 to 4 owners since Vuillaume. Vuillaume was the best French maker of the late 19th century.
Hardanger fiddle with lion’s head, carved by Martin Cliff, Blue Mounds, Dane County, Wisconsin, 1895.
The Hardanger fiddle is a traditional Norwegian musical instrument with eight strings.
Violins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1941
Illustrations of Chladni patterns and, in particular, their relevance to violin construction.
When a violin (or, indeed any plate) is made to vibrate at specific frequencies, known as modes, standing waves are set up. By covering the surface with filings or sand, we can view the shape of these waves. The particles will naturally drift towards stationary areas, known as nodes.
Three modes for the violin are shown here, though it has many more. These are used to ensure symmetry and shape precision in the final instrument.
A Stradivarius violin kept in a closet for the past 25 years could fetch as much as $10 million next month, Christie’s auction house said Wednesday, in an auction preview in Hong Kong. The instrument was once owned by French musician Rodolphe Kreutzer, one of Europe’s leading concert violinists in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and was crafted in 1731 by famed Italian violin maker Antonio Stradivari. “It’s a magnificent instrument, it’s a great piece of sculpture,” Christie’s international specialist head of musical instruments Kerry Keane said. It has belonged to the family of wealthy 19th-century American entrepreneur and politician William Andrews Clark for almost 100 years.
Anonymous said: hey, I think you reblogged a video about a month ago of two violins playing a cover of Toxic...I was wondering if maybe you'd reblog it again, we could really use the exposure before we start launching our own original arrangements. thanks so much! if you're having trouble finding it, you can just search "carson poltorack" on youtube, it should come up
hey anon, I will tag the video to this ask so that our followers will go check it out. Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to see more from you both in future.
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A beautiful Milanese violin
Cuerda del violín en slow motion.