Who invented the violin - Russian Music Seasons

Who invented the violin


Throughout the world, the violin is recognized as the queen of existing musical instruments. As a rule, large orchestras consist of 100 or more musicians, about 30-40 of them are violinists. The reason for this is that the violin is an amazing instrument that has an original and unusual sound, effectively different from a huge number of other musical instruments.

The exact date of the creation of the violin is unknown. It took more than one century unril it was brought to a perfect form. It is believed that the birthplace of the violin is India. First bow instruments appeared in India. In Europe the bow was used to play a variety of instruments, from the smallest to the largest.

Talking about the modern form of the violin, as we see it now, then it acquired at the end of the sixteenth century. Since that time, little has changed. The most expensive and famous violins were made in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The best master in making violins of all times and people, of course, is recognized by Stradivari. It was a real professional, a master of his craft, who made the violin thinner and smaller, which allowed achieving perfect and pure sound. Anthony Stradivari produced over 1,100 instruments that scattered throughout the world. Only about 500 instruments have reached us. Many creations have names that they got from the musicians who played them.

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