Tag: Stradivarius

The signature of a Stradivarius – Cynthia Closkey

Having read about the wonderful sound of a Stradivarius — and now finally having heard one played — I was interested by an article in Nature News (“Old violins reveal their secrets,” Phillip Ball) about efforts to uncover what gives the great violins made by Stradivari and Guarneri their special sound and cache.

Apparently, a study has identified “a measurable sound quality” that is unique and distinctly different from factory-made instruments.

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