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    Jan202012

    Claudia Fritz is my new hero.

    For the first time a researcher had the idea of studying the consumer part (the violinist's reaction) and not the object itself.

    Can the best musicians tell the difference between a high quality old Italian violin and a high quality modern one?

    Claudia Fritz has been fascinated by what we perceive as beautiful sound, and decided to ask very powerful questions to a selected group of musicians.  In this was helped by violin maker Joseph Curtin, Jacques Poitevineau, Palmer Morrel-Samuels and Fan Tao from D'Addario Strings.  Here are the questions:

    * If you could go home with one of these violins, which one would you choose? Why?

    * Which are the best and the worst instruments in terms of projection?
    * Which are the best and the worst instruments in terms of playability?
    * Which are the best and the worst instruments in terms of range of tonal colors?
    * Which are the best and the worst instruments in terms of response?

     

    and a detail account of this study.

    What is your opinion?

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