Stradivarius Violins Often Copied, Never Duplicated-519697

Music All of the violin world – even young children – are familiar with Antonio Stradivari and the violins that bear his "Stradivarius" mark. The reputation of the Stradivarius violin .es from its visual and musical beauty. They are exquisite instruments capable of equally amazing music, and the remarkable prices that collectors will pay for them is a testament to the high regard that the world pays these fine works of art. The Italian violin was the premier instrument for many centuries for all who play strings, and Italy produced some of the most skilled violin makers in history. All violinists know about Amati and Guarneri, but Stradivari is without doubt the most notable and respected and his instruments still the most coveted. He was in fact a student of Amati himself, but exceeded even that great a master. In some string groups, other of Stradivari’s creations – violas, cellos, harps, and/or guitars – ac.pany his priceless violins, since those were not the only instruments he crafted. There are more than two thirds of his instruments still existing, which fortunate musicians are still playing regularly. Given that his death occurred all the way back in 1737, the enduring quality of his craftsmanship is certainly unquestionable. There are two defining differences between the Stradivarious violins and other luthier-made musical instruments. Luthiers craft string instruments, the term being derived from the root word for "lute." One of these differences was the physical make, with the sloping curves being innovative. Secondly, the narrow and thick parts of the body were altered to enhance the sound, producing top quality. This also gave sound consistency among separate instruments. Both changes were subtle physical manipulations that had significant sound changes as a result. It is a widely held belief that Stradivari’s well-guarded varnish formula was not just a protective coating of the instrument, but actually the most important secret to his violins. He was successful in keeping the formula a secret, and as such, others have tried to recreate it for generations. One reason that the Stradivarius still has not been replicated is that almost all types of useful analysis would involve damage to a priceless instrument. No collector would allow such destruction of their valued "Strad". Many famous violinists would not turn down the chance to place a Stradivarius violin even though they may favor an instrument maker. Owning a Stradivarius is be.ing unlikely now than before with recent prices over $3.5 million at auctions. Since there are many fake ones out there, the Stradivarius violins are authenticated. All real "Strads" have a label that states in Latin, "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno" ("made in Cremona by Antonio Stradivari") with a date at the end of the inscription. Unfortunately, so do almost all fake ones! Most beginners have an inexpensive instrument with that exciting inscription and then a tiny "copy of" or "replica" somewhere on the label as a reality check. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: