Pirastro Releases New Perpetual Cadenza Violin Strings

July 1, 2021, 12:18 PM · The German-based string company Pirastro has introduced a new kind of strings for violin: "Perpetual Cadenza," which were just made available last week.

Perpetual Cadenza

"The new Perpetual Cadenza violin set is characterized by its warm and very deep sound with a great wealth of colors and noticeably easy to play," said Pirastro U.S. Marketing Manager Ed Mingo. "In addition, these strings inspire the player with their brilliant, clear, and powerful sound as well as with their optimal response without resistance. The left hand feel is very light and soft due to its lower string tension. Shifting positions and portamenti can be played with noticeably less finger pressure. The overtones are rich and enable a wide range of color nuances while allowing the violin to resonate very freely."

The new strings came out in late June. Pirastro has been offering Perpetual Cadenza G and C strings for cello for some time, Mingo said, but at this they do not have plans for a Cadenza viola set.

The strings are available as a set. For detailed information about the strings, please click here.

Replies

July 2, 2021 at 10:36 AM · I shouldn't laugh (actually why not?), but I think that's a very silly name.

July 2, 2021 at 11:23 AM · I was excited about these till I saw the price, then I was more worried about my heart.

I will stick to the Tonicas.

July 2, 2021 at 05:55 PM · Oh Boy,-- Another new set of synthetic strings that might sound as good as gut.

July 2, 2021 at 06:48 PM · I think if they made the set then there was obviously a reason for it. Perhaps the set is for people who liked the original Perpetual set, but wanted something a little warmer with less tension, but still liked the base characteristics of the original set.

Everyone is free to try them or not try them.

July 2, 2021 at 06:48 PM · I think the name is perfectly appropriate, Steve. I have heard so many perpetual cadenzas in so many concertos over the years...

And the fulsome praise they heap on their own product is also a perpetual cadenza.

July 3, 2021 at 09:42 AM · Only now Pirastro understands that high tensioned strings aren't good for sound and response...

Usual waste of money for the usual set of strings that after two weeks stops playing good?

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