William Weir writes in The Atlantic about the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology (previously highlighted on Mewzik), focusing on how experimental musical instruments don’t often find their way into the mainstream.
This is true, but I think it’s always been true. Instruments [...]
The “Countess of Stainlein, ex-Paganini” cello by Stradivari was played for over 50 years by Bernard Greenhouse of the Beaux Arts Trio. It was expected to exceed the previous top price of $6 for a cello. Reportedly Greenhouse wanted to sell the instrument before he died (at age 95) so that he could ensure that it went [...]