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Can you pick out the Strad?
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http://www.abcviolins.com/fidfad.html

 

 Here's an audio copy of a BBC radio program from the 1970s in which a panel (comprising Pinchas Zukerman, Isaac Stern and Charles Beare) try a short blind-listening test on four violins.

Listen and see if you can tell which is which.

I had 3 & 4 reversed and I DID pick out the Strad... maybe it was just beginners luck.

 

Give it a listen and try your your luck. 

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I passed the test. Picked Srtad (i can't forget those ear-killing highs yell)... But this time i was really confused, because i don't like strads usually and this one was almost awesome. Though i was amazed by sh*ty sound of Guarnerius duncecap.. How is it possible? I guess all this time this poor violin was in wrong hands...

All those who loves Guarneri and Stradivari, please accept my apologies, but i still don't love them... and Amatti... don't kill me! smile

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wow, I'm impressed.... good job Naska.

I agree on the Guarneri, maybe just a bad day to play it. 

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i was right on strad and guarnerius but not the french and the 1975 beare (and for some reason i thought the new violin has to sound as good as strad). I got the Guarnerius right because i have heard another person playing using a g and it sounded just like the one in the contest, maybe it's the same one  ... (not to boast, but i could remember a singer's voice just hearing it once, and years later i could still recognize the same voice, as long as I knew that singer's name :P)

Any body know what violin heifetz use? His is my favorite. High pitch but not ear piercing -- very pleasing.

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Heifetz owned the 1714 Dolphin Stradivarius, the 1731 "Piel" Stradivarius, the 1736 Carlo Tononi, and the 1742 ex David Guarneri del Gesù, the last of which he preferred and kept until his death.

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Fiddlerman said
Heifetz owned the 1714 Dolphin Stradivarius, the 1731 "Piel" Stradivarius, the 1736 Carlo Tononi, and the 1742 ex David Guarneri del Gesù, the last of which he preferred and kept until his death.

Thank  you! You sure know a lot!

 

Could any one help?

Is this one the Dolphin strad or the piel strad?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....detailpage

 

Which one did he use in this video? Is it the Carlo Tononi? BTW, this one is my favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....Faq9kTlcaY

To me, this one sounds the same as the second one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....KK_7FZd7Ak

 

and i suppose this one is the 1742 ex David Guarneri del Gesù?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....VSgx7gKc_k

 

I knew it doesn't matter, but if i get Heifetz's CDs, would it tell you which violin he used?

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Fiddlerman said
Heifetz owned the 1714 Dolphin Stradivarius, the 1731 "Piel" Stradivarius, the 1736 Carlo Tononi, and the 1742 ex David Guarneri del Gesù, the last of which he preferred and kept until his death.

OOOpsss! duncecap

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