When Koen Padding died in 2012, the violin making community was not just bereft at losing a loyal friend but also thrown into confusion about whether his varnish making knowledge, on which many relied, was gone with him. As a collection of his writings is republished, we take a look at an interview
This is a 360 Film, so use your mouse to move your viewing point in all directions. It features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing the finale of Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Payare.
It is a Google Arts Culture exhibit, with more information, photos, interviews
This fragment is all that survives from illusionist and silent film pioneer Georges Méliès’ Lully ou Le violon brisé (Lully or The Broken Violin).
In the film, a cook’s violin playing gets the entire staff dancing until the master of the house arrives.
Méliès is best known for his film A Trip to