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Physico-chemical study of varnishes of a corpus of European musical instruments from the 15th to the 18th century - Historical approach and conservation prospects
Various, and often contradictory, hypotheses have been raised for more than a century concerning the composition of ancient varnishes of musical instruments, in particular those made by Antonio Stradivari. Neither these hypotheses, nor the rare experimental results, allow grasping correctly the varn...
Micro-X-Ray Fluorescence and the Old Masters. Non-destructive in situ characterisation of the varnish of historical Low Countries stringed musical instruments
Radiocarbon dating application to modern musical instruments: an interdisciplinary study
International audience Relics dating: why not follow the example of dating of modern music instrument, combining the sharpest 14C technology and independent expertise?Dating historical relics partly meets the same issue than dating modern music instruments dated between the 16th and 19th century. Fo...
Early Sounds from Etruria: musical scenery between Villanovan (IX century – 720 B.C.) and Orientalizing (720 – 580 B.C.) ages
International audience Music in Etruria is a topic widely discussed mainly as regards the archaic period. In this period there are many evidences, from both the material culture (realia, painted figures on pottery, tomb walls, sarcophagi, reliefs, mirrors, bronze or terracotta figurines and architec...
In the search for the sounds of the past. A mysterious object from Ostrów Lednicki
People devote almost all their life to ensure themselves and their family a proper standard of living. Their activities focus on acquiring food, organizing a safe living space and ensuring safety. However, if our activity was restricted only to the vital needs formulated in this way, it would not on...
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Nyckelharpa from Wolina. Contributions to the history of string instruments in medieval Europe
The text presents the results of a functional analysis and interpretation of a wooden object discovered during archaeological works in Wolin. According to the authors of the article, it is the top plate of the soundboard of a stringed instrument called the nyckelharpa. The results of a radiocarbon t...
Inventing the Italian Violin Making "Tradition": Franjo / Franz / Francesco Kresnik, a Physician and Violin Maker, as Its Key Figure in a Fascist Environment
This article investigates the role played by the physician and violin maker Franz / Franjo / Francesco Kresnik in the discourse on violin making in the first half of the twentieth century. It also considers the effect of his presence at the "Bicentenario stradivariano," the 200th anniversary of the...
Wood with a good voice for the sound instruments of the table dance on Michoacan lands
is text deals with one dimension of the tradition of tabla dancing in the confines of Michoacán. e study follows the proposal of the theory of expressive mediation, which proposes research in three dimensions of the traditions: material, corporal and symbolic. Here, special attention is given to the...
The “cosmic” rock in West Berlin, Froide War sound strip
In den späten 1960er Jahren wird Berlin zum Schmelztiegel eines neuen Rock-Genres, das „Kosmische Musik“ bzw. „Krautrock“ genannt wird. Es ist eine Musik, die u.a. Bezüge zur zeitgenössischen Kunst, Experimentalmusik und Underground-Rockszene aufweist, wobei die spezifische Situation der Stadt keine...
Characteristics of Melody Structure of the Cello and Contrabass in Works of Iraqi Symphony Orchestra
The idea of this research is based on presenting a study specialized with the rules and bases of the Iraqi methodological music composition of the Symphony Orchestra according to the construction of the musical compositions of great forms and which are characterized by the melody difference and vari...
Numerus surdus and musical harmony: On the equal temperature and end of the pitagoric reining of the numbers
The development of philosophical ideas throughout history has sometimes been assisted by the use of handcrafted instruments. Some paradigmatic cases, such as the invention of the telescope or the microscope, show that many philosophical approaches have been the result of the intervention of such ins...
New Insights into the Life and Instruments of Gérard Joseph Deleplanque, Maker in Eighteenth-Century Lille
International audience Gérard Joseph Deleplanque was arguably the most prominent stringed instrument maker in Lille (northern France) in the second half of the eighteenth century. Indeed, more than 60 of his instruments – including guitars, guittars, violins and viols – survive in public museums and...
Linking Collection History and Conservation History
Delving into the history of musical instrument collections, one discovers that the spirit in which princes, patrons, musicians and instrument makers, as well as scholars and lovers of fine objects, amassed large holdings reflects the significance they attached to the instruments. As a result, the hi...
A collection of a luthier workshop to be found in situ: keeping and valuing the spirit of a place
The history of Mirecourt has been closely linked to the making of musical instruments since the seventeenthcentury. The aim of the Musée de la Lutherie et de l’Archèterie françaises (museum of French stringed-instruments and bow-making) is to promote and interpret this heritage. In the part of the m...
Using AND functionality OF VIBRATO IN VIOLONCELLO
Vibrato is an important and complex technique for almost all instruments and voice. Usually vibrato has become an indispensable technique for the performers in order to capture a good tone and express the music in the most powerful way. Since there is no stable and clear teaching technique, the use...
The SAZ WAS NOT Derived FROM THE KOPUZ/SAZ KOPUZ’DAN TÜREMI• OLAMAZ
There is a common belief in Turkey that the saz was derived from the kopuz. This is very unlikely, because 1000 years before Turks migrated to Anatolia there were two-stringed, fretted instruments which were played with a spectrum. These instruments were widespread in Anatolia and Mesopotamia. Their...
Organ builder’s lineage of piano makers
For centuries all kinds of keyboard instruments such as organs, clavichords, harpsichords and pianos were made by organ builders, with pianos being additional by-products. The gradual specialization in manufacture came along with a growing demand for stringed keyboard instruments. Already in the 18t...