QUOTE(janexxx @ Oct 7 2007, 04:50 PM)
Touching one is the next step,
1725 is quite a late Strad, by this time Antonio had worked out what to do, and was turning out some fantastic pieces of work.
I think that us novice players should get given the Strads as we need all the help we can get to make a good sound. Those extremely fine and talented violinists can probaby get a really decent sound out a frying pan strung with elastic bands and don't really need a Strad as much as I do.
That's my argument, unfortunately the Stradivari society do not seem to agree with me (yet!!)
I agree with you!
QUOTE(lottie @ Oct 7 2007, 06:04 PM)
I saw Nicola Benedetti play the Bruch on her Strad last month. I was only sitting about 10 feet away from her (it was a small hall and I was in the balcony) but I thought it could have used more oomph!
I saw Nicola at the Royal Albert Hall only a week or so ago, unfortunately I was sitting at the other side of the Hall on the upper circle and I had strain tremendously to hear anything!
either am getting deaf (after all the hard rock music I listened to as a young one!) or it was not loud enough
Maxim Vengerov also plays on a Strad, I have heard many things played by him but have not seen him live yet, that is a goal I want to achieve by 2 years at the most (will wait for him to come to England and if he doesn't will travel to see him!).