violin

     

String instrument (bowe)

Trivia about violin

  • In a standard-size symphony orchestra, 35 of the 100 or more musicians may play this instrument
  • Chien Tan of the Oregon Symphony is one of the few masters of the smaller treble type of this string instrument
  • Jascha Heifetz, born Feb. 2, 1901, was giving concerts on this instrument by 1907
  • "The Four Seasons" consists of 4 concertos for this instrument & orchestra
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter made her professional debut playing this stringed instrument in 1977, at age 13
  • Type of instrument Niccolo Paganini left to the city of Genoa, where it's kept in a museum
  • A famous trio was made up of Eugene Istomin on piano, Leonard Rose on cello & Isaac Stern on this
  • Chin rest,scroll,bridge
  • Tartini's sonata "The Devil's Trill" came to him in a dream in which the devil played this stringed instrument
  • Based on the tune "O Mama Mia", Paganini's "Carnival of Venice" is written for piano & this instrument
  • European dance masters used to accompany pupils with a pochette, a small version of this stringed instrument
  • Though pianists like Rubinstein might protest, Brahms' 2-player opus 78 is known as this instrument's sonata
  • One of Paganini's major works is the Concerto No. 1 in D Major for this instrument
  • Paganini owned one of the most famous of these instruments made by the Guarneri family
  • "Duo Concertant" is performed to a Stravinsky piece composed for piano & this stringed instrument
  • Albert Einstein
  • Niccolo Paganini was only 13 when he began composing pieces for this instrument
  • Midori is one of the most celebrated players of this instrument
  • Jascha Heifetz taught a master class on this instrument at USC
  • The world's most valuable one of these instruments is one made by Antonio Stradivari in 1716 worth $18 million
  • Itzhak Perlman
  • A string instrument with a secret:"The Red _____"
  • Paganini's "24 Capricci" set the standard for etudes for this instrument
  • On CDs with Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman conducts & plays this
  • Jascha Heifetz
  • Isaac Stern was overwhelmed at how well Meryl Streep learned to play this for her film "Music of the Heart"
  • The instrument on which he's "a very capable performer"