Finding the violin chinrest to be more of an obstruction than an aid, lately, has led me to take a brief look into the subject.
It is not just the matter of having the same first four letters. There is much more that is shared by violins and violets.
What follows is another brief look at such graceful items as a ceramic violin, obviously inspired by the original stringed instrument of wood.
The late Arnold Eidus is remarkable for having relinquished his brilliant career as a concert violinist to do something very different.
It is a term used loosely and also very specifically, that of fiddling. Here follows an idiosyncratic glance at a few places it turns up.
Playing the violin is fraught with difficulties, but apart from that, there is the tricky matter of transporting stringed instruments.
Convention has conditioned us to expect certain objects not to be blue; the delight caused by the exceptions is all the greater.
A few remarks about an incomparable recording, by a most extraordinary duo, and Maurice Ravel, Impressionist composer of marvelous music for violin and piano
A violin concerto sets up certain expectations, but it turns out that the ear has a mind and some unexpected memories of its own.