Stradivarius? You’d be better off with a modern violin

Please share this...
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on RedditDigg thisShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone

Sarah Knapton writes: Professional violinists cannot actually tell the difference between a Stradivarius and a modern instrument, experts find.

The name Stradivarius has been synonymous with musical excellence for three centuries with instruments selling for millions amid claims that their sound quality is unparalleled. However it may pain purists to learn that professional violinists cannot actually tell the difference between the antique instruments and modern models.When 10 renowned soloists were blindfolded and asked to play a range of violins the majority preferred a newer instrument.Violin acoustics expert Professor Claudia Fritz, of the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, said the study ....

Continue HERE

 

Please share this...
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on RedditDigg thisShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone