Director Essay

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The violin and its social status, with particular reference to Nicolo Paganini Chapter 1. Introduction: Later Chapter 2. The development of the violin The Violin is one of the string family that also includes viola, cello and double bass, acts like a soprano in a choir. The violin can also considered as the most perfect instrument among all and can be appreciated in many ways, its beautiful and artistic shape, and its varieties of sound expression. The violin has a huge range and flexibility in sound; its original tone is already similar to human voice, but besides the human voice, it can also express different kinds of mood, from very powerful and loud to elegant and soft sound. Of course, all these also rely on the technical skills of the violinists to make all this possible. One of the most significant techniques of violin is the ability to produce sustained notes that are not available for some other traditional instruments. Beginning from the seventeenth century, the violin became the most important force in the orchestra.[1] Early in 1500s, the violin was already emerging in Italy. The instrument has influences from two kinds of medieval bowed instruments, the fiddle and the rebec, and also one instrument from the Renaissance period, the lira da braccio. Besides, some experts also investigated and assume that viols contribute to the development of the violin too, but there seems no direct evidence that shows the influence of a fretted six strings instrument on an unfretted four strings violin. But they existed side by side with each other for nearly two hundred years, though the viol appeared before the violin. So experts cannot ignore the possibility of its influence on the violin. When we are talking about the violin history, we would like to know who contribute the most on violin making. The northern Italian maker Lie Gasparo da

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