June 17, 2012 at 8:36 PMMy violin has a beautiful red varnish. It was made some time around the year 1920 in Germany. It belonged to my violin teacher, who lent it to me when I was in high school. It had and still has a beautiful, warm sound. My family didn’t have enough money to buy a good violin like this. After I had played it for a few years, I told my father that I would be very unhappy when I had to give it back to my teacher. “You don’t have to give it back,” my father told me. “It’s yours now.” He had been paying my teacher a small amount of money every week for years. This violin is, in more ways than one, the greatest gift I’ve ever received.
Happy Father’s Day.
So how long have you been using that violin now? It must be a great feeling to play on the violin of your precious teacher.
Joshua Bell plays a Strad that was once owned by Ysaye. Bell says that when he plays music by Ysaye, the violin plays especially well. .
Cheers! And thanks much for sharing this!
And about Joshua bell, I guess I'm not spiritual enough to 'believe' what he says, music is a subjective thing after all, maybe that's why he plays it better.
I wonder how it would be like, though, to play on an old instrument and discover new things about it..
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