You want more?
  • The Stradivarius of  $15 million was sold at record price for charity actually, to help people in Japan after the tsunami. One video over here
  • But who is this french dude, Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume? *remember, an other amazing luthier*
  • Waaaaaaaaaaa, a violin is composed by 70 different pieces!!!!
  •  Here it goes ! You can check the video while Joshua Bell is playing in the subway (and his wikipage here if you are not too lazy ;p)
  • The article of Gene Weingarten from the Washing Post which won the Pulitzer Price in 2008
  • Seems like one texas chemist think to have found the secret of the stradivarius violins!
  • Pro really can't recognized the sound of a Stradivarius? true story, over here!
  • One video if you wanna heard about the sound of a stradivarius
  • Did "Little Ice Age" create Stradivarius Violins' Famous Tone? an article by the national geographic. (but what is the 'little ice-age'? one more article here)


Anonymous said...

Joshua Bell is a great violonist and it was a brillant idea to play in the subway. I love this story!

Anonymous said...

I did enjoy readingthat work, learning about the stradi... Though I'm not a musician, practising my English! The fact its author isn't a native of the English language pleased me. I'm not either. What else are you going to teach us about?

Anonymous said...

Great story! Thanks for sharing Mela. I will come back for more

Anonymous said...

Definitely joining the class!

gogalucky said...

To be fair, the famous experiment only showed that we don't pay attention to street musicians, it doesn't necessarily say anything about the fancy violin. If they repeated the same thing with a regular violin and compared the results that would give a better indication :) Also, street musicians have commented on the experiment as badly set up because it was done in a passageway where people rush to the train, not at a train stop where people are more likely to have time to listen, so it would be much better to try it there. As always correlation does not prove causation!

But regardless of the faulty experiment, this is a great summary :)