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Viola d'amore Vivaldi

The Enigmatic Viola d’amore: Rediscovering Its Charm

Once a prized instrument of Baroque composers, the viola d’amore is a beautiful enigma of musical history. Let’s dive into its captivating world, from Vivaldi’s compositions to its modern revival.

Diagram of the clavecin électrique.

Clavecin Électrique – A Musical Innovation from the 18th Century

In the vast world of musical instruments, some remain hidden treasures, waiting to be discovered. This edition of “Unknown Sounds” unravels the captivating history and ingenious mechanics of the clavecin électrique, the earliest known electric-powered musical instrument.