ON THE VIOLIN FAMILY
The Oldest Violin
Which is the oldest violin known to us? When and where was it invented?
Origin of the violin (English) / Ursprung der Violine (Deutsch)
What exactly is a violone?
What are the differences between the viol family and the violin family
A case in point...
Who made this violin? (a warning about attributions by experts!)
On the Viola da gamba
INSTRUMENTS THAT WILL MAKE YOU VIBRATE
(they have sympathetic strings)
GET THE DETAILS
Bridges to the Past:
a brief survey of historical and modern bridges for the
viola da gamba family
Bending over Frontwards:
The Austrian instrument maker, Simone Zopf, illustrates this ancient technique of constructing the fronts of the viola da gamba by bending several strips of wood (similar to the making of a lute)
What is dendrochronology? / Dendrochronology: the results!
With Strings Attached: on historical strings
Of Special Interest
Articles of special interest, which have already appeared in print:
1. The French Rondeau (English and German)
2. On Restauration of Historical Instruments (English and German)
(This article examines the highly controversial polemic about restoring instruments for practical use by musicians or conserving instruments, to be seen, but not played, in the museums)
3. Alte Musik auf der Universität (only in German)
More to come...