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Good Day from Argentina to everyone! I have a question worthy of this wise Community... What do you know about violins with this shape? How much would this violin go for? And finally an ignorant question I assume myself: Does oil varnish ever get this dark naturally or is it completely deliberate? "Presumably German around 1930s - the label is in our opinion not authentic. Please listen to the video/soundfile & click on the image to see all detailed XXL photos below as part of the description!Finely carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. This beautiful violin shows no open cracks or open seams. Medium to fine grained spruce front and beautiful 1-piece maple back. The violin was completely revised by our luthier and checked on playability by our violin player. In our workshop it received new ebony pegs, ebony tailpiece, ebony chinrest, a new bridge and new strings. Beautiful rare instrument in immediate playing condition! Please listen to the sound ! Measures aprox.: total 60 cm / 23.6", body 36,4 cm / 14.3", vibrating chord length 33,5 cm / 13.2", weight 475 gr / ~16.75 oz." https://www.old-violin.com/rare.html A little more info: In Argentina we are still in full lockdown and I have by the grace of a higher being chosen to learn to play the VIOLIN, and couldn´t be happier. I´m done with Suzuki level 1 on a cheap chinese violin and Luthier Violin making is becoming more interesting by the minute! Thank you in advance, The Argentine Schindler
After talking with a colleague of mine one day recently, I decided to make a bracket so we could choose our favorite performances of Ravel’s Tzigane. He and his wife, both of whom are players, took it quite seriously, and it occurred to me that this might be something entertaining for Maestronet. Here’s how to “play:” 1) Listen to the opening cadenza as played by each performer. Everyone on the bracket is searchable on YouTube. 2) Go through the bracket and pick your favorites. 3) Share your selections in this thread. I can tabulate the results to see which player is the most popular overall, however I don’t expect there to be much consensus. I don’t think there is a true “winner,” as personal preferences will vary, and all performances are by accomplished players. Disclaimer: I have my reasons for setting up the bracket the way I did, but please don’t take this too seriously—it’s just intended as a way to see what everyone likes. I’m much more interested in seeing what the choices are than trying to find an ideal. There are other performances that could fit into this bracket very well, but I chose ones that were immediately accessible on YouTube and limited the number to fit into a standard tournament bracket. Any players excluded from my bracket are only excluded as a result of limited parameters, not a judgment against their performances! Addendum: Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s name was clipped by the form.