Procession for the translation of the body of beatus Roberto da Salle, its 200th anniversary ( July 2007)

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Mari strings, by Daniel Mari (formerly La Bella) Daniel Mari, born in 1927, now Mari strings, previously La

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Pirastro in strings history.  Pirastro, the best modern gut string available on the market.A family-run company which was

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Savarez in strings history.  From the castle of Savaresse Sarra, in Musellaro (a village just close to Salle),

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Thomastick-Infeld in strings history.  Two of the greatest innovations of the 20th century come from Thomastick-Infeld, a company

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The innovative concept at D'Addario strings The biggest innovation in strings concept coming from D’Addario was the Helicore

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Thank you Michael Burnham for this great present!!

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1/8 violin, seen by chance in a workshop in Italy.1/8 violin, seen by chance in a workshop in

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1978, Salle, Italy:There was still one company selling pure gut strings sets following the old Italian tradition. Enrico

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Price lists and catalogues are great sources of information: read with me this price list from 1929 by

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Primary sources can be everywhere, even on an old little banjo arriving from eBay, directly from the 40s...

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Historically informed ukulele players wanted. Ukulele: born on 23rd of August 1879 (one of the few instruments to

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Carl Flesch witnesses an age of profound changes in string settings.  Actually, he wrote right at the time

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...and the creation of the first wound violin A  In this video I will read for you a

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Why most of the strings factories gave up gut production in the mid of the 20th century? I

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Paganini asked for thin “e” strings... and got 70-72!

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If you were to play in the Conzertgebow Orchestra in the 60s, which strings were you using? Some

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The oldest certified violin String in the World...from Freiberger Dome.  It was far 2005 when Mimmo Peruffo received

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