Updates from our trip
Hello dear reader! Here is a short update about our research trip to Germany.
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Last Friday, we went to Leipzig, we had a great chat with Veit Heller, curator of the Grassi Museum, and we studied two gorgeous and super-interesting instruments:
We then drove up to Lübeck, where we could briefly study again the Johannes Wagner, known as the only five strings violoncello piccolo surviving in original conditions. We double-checked some measures we took three years ago and compared it with the copy I made. I know it feels something too obvious to tell, but in a way, it’s not: watching them side by side, it stroke me how much the original was used: it is worn in all parts, smoothened, scratched… he simply had a tremendous honourable career! This is something that should be taken into account…
We also saw the beautiful tenor viola by Ehrich, in original condition as well.
Today we are headed south to Markneukirchen, where we will meet Ekkard Seidl and study and discuss more instruments!
Featured video of the week
Here's "Ridmarsch från Ön", the opening track from Väsens new album Melliken, with release on 1 March. It's composed by Mikael Marin. Olov plays three-rowed nyckelharpa, and Mikael plays violoncello da spalla. The album can be pre-ordered on Väsen's website.