Violin and fiddle stuff

Charlottesville violin maker crafts instrument worthy of ancient master | Richmond Times-Dispatch


Monday, October 25th, 2010

Charlottesville violin maker crafts instrument worthy of ancient master

The musician and the violin-maker endured the final agonizing throes of anticipation in silence.More than a year had passed since they hand-selected a slab of aged Engleman spruce with the hope of transforming it into a musical work of art. Now the moment was at hand when the instrument would speak for the first time.Internationally celebrated concert violinist Max Rabinovitsj tuned the strings as violin-maker Oded Kishony watched. Then with a sure, graceful movement of the bow across the taut strings, the violin came to life.As Rabinovitsjs fingers flitted along the fingerboard, the musical notes soared from the dark register of sound into the exquisitely sheer upper range. The trills and flourishes immediately announced to the trained ears of the two men that a violin worthy of the ancient Landolfi violin that had inspired it had come into existence…………..read more

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