classicalliterature:

Jan Miense Molenaer - Family Making Music (1635)

classicalliterature:

Jan Miense Molenaer - Family Making Music (1635)

(via wrapped-in-a-ribbon)

newyorker:

Opening today at Bonni Benrubi Gallery, “One Steinway Place” is an exploration of the famed piano factory in Astoria, Queens, by the photographer Christopher Payne. Under the glow of fluorescent lights, raw lumber is bent, pressed, conditioned, and polished into instruments of exacting quality. With more than twelve thousand individual parts, including Canadian maple, Bavarian spruce, and Swedish steel, each piano takes nearly a year to assemble before being subjected to a final hand inspection by Wally Boot, a fifty-year veteran of the factory. Payne was allowed unfettered access to the factory, allowing him to document every step of the process. Click-through for a selection of his work, which is on view through September 19th: http://nyr.kr/LZ8NyA

ratak-monodosico:

Figure 10. The geometric reconstruction of Stradivari’s sketch of a violin scroll.
Sergei Muratov: The Art of Violin Design

ratak-monodosico:

Figure 10. The geometric reconstruction of Stradivari’s sketch of a violin scroll.

Sergei Muratov: The Art of Violin Design

(Source: the-rx, via hashtagbachswag)

necspenecmetu:

Anne Vallayer-Coster, Musical Instruments, 1770

necspenecmetu:

Anne Vallayer-Coster, Musical Instruments, 1770

necspenecmetu:

Evaristo Baschenis, Agliardi Triptych (left), c. 1665-70

necspenecmetu:

Evaristo Baschenis, Agliardi Triptych (left), c. 1665-70

Spinetta with Case [1540, Venice, Italy]
still playable and this is what it sounds like:

Spinetta with Case [1540, Venice, Italy]

still playable and this is what it sounds like: