All violoncello da spalla articles

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    Viola da spalla pioneer Lambert Smit has died


    Dutch violist’s research on Bach’s use of the five-string shoulder held instrument in the Cello Suites and Cantatas played crucial role in its revival

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    Violoncello da spalla – story of a rediscovery


    Dmitry Badiarov, who crafted the violoncello da spalla that will make its London debut in the hands of Sigiswald Kuijken in March 2014, talks about the process of reconstructing this rare historical instrument

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    Extinct stringed instrument to make its London debut


    A small-scale cello that sits against the shoulder and is played like a violin will make its London debut as part of a programme from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) on 25 March at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. The 18th century violoncello ...