The Violin

Today we would like to share with you some interesting things related to the violins and their history. According to some specialized sites that you will find at the end of this post, the history of the violin goes back in the XVI century. It was created in Italy, in Cremona region by the luthier Andrea Amati and it was a combination of three other musical instruments: rebec, viola da gamba and viola da braccio and had four strings.

It is believed that this first model created by Amati was the main source of inspiration for the most famous luthiers of all time: Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesu. Nowadays, the most appreciated models of violin have the name of these two famous luthiers.

Cremona, the region where the first violin was created is famous today for the musical instruments created there and academies or school for making violins were established in order to continue this beautiful tradition.

A very interesting fact is related to the first description of the violin which was not done in Italy as expected, but in France. An explanation for this may be the fact that Andrea Amati has created several violins for king Charles IX of France.

We hope that you will enjoy this short introduction in the world of the musical instruments and you will visit again our blog in order to find out other details of this amazing world.

Astazi am dori sa va impartasim cateva lucruri interesante legate de viori si de istoria lor. Potrivit unor site-uri de specialitate pe care le veti putea gasi la sfarsitul acestei postari, istoria viorii incepe in secolul al XVI-lea. Acest instrument a fost realizat pentru prima data in Italia, in regiunea Cremona, de catre lutierul Andrea Amati si a constituit o combinatie a trei instrumente: rebec, viola da gamba, viola da braccio si avea patru coarde.

Se crede ca acest prim model creat de catre Andrea Amati  a reprezentat cea mai importanta sursa de inspiratie pentru cei mai cunoscuti lutieri ai tuturor timpurilor: Stradivari si Guarneri del Gesu. In zilele nostre, cele mai importante modele de viori poarta numele acestor doi faimosi lutieri.

Cremona, regiunea unde a fost creata vioara este faimoasa si astazi pentru instrumentele muzicale realizate acolo si academii sau scoli specializate au fost infiintate in vederea continuarii acestei frumoase traditii.

Un lucru foarte interesant este legat de faptul ca prima descriere a viorii nu a fost facuta in Italia asa cum era de asteptat, ci in Franta. O explicatie pentru acest lucru ar putea fi constituita de faptul ca Andrea Amati a realizat mai multe viori pentru Charles IX, regele Frantei.

Speram ca aceasta scurta introducere in lumea instrumentelor muzicale v-a fost pe plac si ca ne veti vizita si altadata blogul pentru a afla si alte detalii despre aceasta minunata lume.

Sources/ Surse:

  1. http://ingleshayday.com/archive/information/1093-andrea-amati-biography.html
  2. https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vioar%C4%83

*The photos are taken in our workshop and represent the work of the luthier Calin Simon.

*Fotografiile au fost facute in propriul atelier si reprezinta munca lutierului Calin Simon.

 

 

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