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Stradivari and the development of tone production

For the last 300 years Antonio Stradivari has represented the epitome of violin making, producing over 1000 instruments over his long and illustrious career. Some 600 instruments remain today and are considered to be amongst the most prized, and valuable, pieces in many of the world’s museums, institutions, and private collections.

Of all the great musicians that have played Stradivari’s instruments over the centuries very few have put pen to paper with regard to their tonal qualities. Stradivari’s skill as a craftsmen has been well documented, but what of his quest for tone production? What is it about the sound of a Stradivari violin that makes it so captivating to both player and listener alike?

This talk explores the sound world of Stradivari’s violins from a player's perspective, and how the tonal characteristics of his instruments differ from the work of his contemporaries and successors.

Using violins by Stradivari, alongside other European instruments from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, we will explore the 'secret' behind the sound of the famous Cremonese master.

Saturday September 5th, 7:00pm

Bristol Music Club
76 St. Paul's Road

Tickets: £10 (includes a glass of wine) available on the door, but numbers are limited so early booking recommended.

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