...and the creation of the first wound violin A
In this video I will read for you a correspondence between Roberto Salerni, an Italian string maker from the 50s, and the famous maker Pietro Sgarabotto.
At first, Sgarabotto was anxious to try the wound A, being the A the only pure gut string remaining in a violin set. Then he said that when the musicians tried both the Pirastro and the Salerni, they were not interested any more in the thing.
This happened no earlier than 1951!