Reinventing the Stroh Violin.

The Stroh violin or “horn violin” is a relatively unknown instrument designed at the turn of the century, a time when sound recording was in its infancy and the Stroh was favourable over a standard violin. As recording technology improved, the Stroh violin fell into obscurity only to emerge decades later as a Transylvanian folk instrument.
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Maximilian Haft

Trefwoorden: Stroh violin, horn violin
Looptijd: Gestart in 2016
Periode: 20ste eeuwse muziek, 21ste eeuwse muziek
Type musicus: snaarinstrument
Universiteit: Universiteit Leiden

This research project wants to recover, expose, revive, and promote the Stroh violin in the 21st century contemporary music world as a way to reinvent this unique instrument. Max' research will encompass a broad historical investigation, a comparison of “offshoot” Stroh violins and their migration to different cultures, culminating with the commission and recording of several new works by prominent living composers.