Vesuvio, crafted at 1727, Is one Of 650 or so remaining Stradivarius instruments. #ADVERTISE_WITHJanuary 14, 2020
The violin, crafted in 1727 and called Vesuvio , gleams red in the soft light of the auditorium.
De Lorenzi’s performance is part of a campaign to preserve the Stradivarius sound.
Musicians, luthiers, and scientists have tried for decades to figure out what gives a Strad its beautiful sound, yet no one has ever quite replicated it.
“We are committed to making them play for another 300.”
We are left only with the sound.
Most of the musicians had never done that kind of an exercise.”
Outside noise frequently disrupted the process.
Audio engineer Thomas Koritke recorded 8 terabytes of data during a project that took five weeks.Isabella de Maddalena for The New York Times / Redux Pictures
Each used their own bow while playing during 75-minute sessions in a rehearsal space and a small concert hall.
“Why not do that for instruments?
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