What is violin?

  • (noun): Bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow.
    Synonyms: fiddle


The violin is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola and cello.

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Midori Gotō - Discography
... Bach/Vivaldi Double Violin Concertos, Bach Concerto in D Minor, Concerto in E Vivaldi Concerto in C Minor, Concerto in A Minor Op 3 No. 8 Philips 3/1986 Paganini 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op.1 Bartók Concerto No.1 for Violin and Orchestra, Op ... Bartók Concerto No.2 for Violin and Orchestra Midori "Live At Carnegie Hall" Dvořák Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op ...
Violin Authentication
... Violin authentication is the process of determining the maker and manufacture date of a violin ... As significant value may be attached to violins made either by specific makers or at specific times and locations, forgery and other methods of fraudulent ... Cornett Harp Harpsichord Hornpipe Hurdy gurdy Irish harp Jew's harp Kit violin Lute Mandora Mandore Panpipe Pochette Recorder Reed pipe Sackbut Slide trumpet Shawm Tambourine Theorbo Transverse flute Trumpet ...
Midori Gotō - Biography
... She was first taught the violin by her mother, Setsu Gotō ... one of the most difficult solo violin pieces ever written ... Hobart's instrument, calmly thanking him for allowing her to use his violin ...
Hagai Shaham
... He began studying the violin at the age of six and was the last student of the late Professor Ilona Feher ... He is also a violin teacher, and a professor at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music (formerly the Samuel Rubin Israel Academy of Music), in the Faculty of Arts at Tel Aviv ...
Gibson Stradivarius
... The Gibson ex-Huberman Stradivarius of 1713 is an antique violin fabricated by Antonio Stradivari of Cremona ... The first time the violin was returned shortly after the theft the second theft, by musician Julian Altman, occurred on the evening of 28 February 1936 ... deathbed confession to his wife that he had stolen the violin ...

Famous quotes containing the word violin:

    The mastery of one’s phonemes may be compared to the violinist’s mastery of fingering. The violin string lends itself to a continuous gradation of tones, but the musician learns the discrete intervals at which to stop the string in order to play the conventional notes. We sound our phonemes like poor violinists, approximating each time to a fancied norm, and we receive our neighbor’s renderings indulgently, mentally rectifying the more glaring inaccuracies.
    W.V. Quine (b. 1908)

    Carry hate
    In front of you and harmony behind.
    Be deaf to music and to beauty blind.
    Win war. Rise bloody, maybe not too late
    For having first to civilize a space
    Wherein to play your violin with grace.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    So I cradle this average violin that knows
    Only forgotten showtunes, but argues
    The possibility of free declamation anchored
    To a dull refrain....
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)