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Elke Meier
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Wow, how absolutely fascinating! This is a link for the German speakers in this community, a documentary I just discovered on Youtube, done by arte: "Die Seele der Geige" (The soul of the violin). 
Elke Meier
10 Responses
Posted: March 3, 2019
Last Comment: March 12, 2019

Barb Wimmer
Posted: March 12, 2019
Beautiful talent in all areas

Posted: March 12, 2019
Hi Maria,

yeah, I felt that way, too. 

But unless I win the lottery (tricky, since I don't play), I could never afford it.
I believe he said something around 250 when that professional tested it?
Since it's a German film, those probably are 250 000.
I just don't have that kind of money laying around here.



Timothy Smith
Posted: March 8, 2019
I don't know enough German to understand this. The process of making and testing the violins looked interesting. The video looks well presented. 

Posted: March 7, 2019
 Oh my goodness that master violin maker is a brilliant luthier...His creation I would rather have than that female called Strad.

TFS, renewed and sparked my interest to cont. learning, imagine if one day I could make that sweetest rich sound!

Elke Meier
Posted: March 6, 2019
I just loved the approach they took in this documentary: searching for the soul of the violin - in the one storyline starting from the raw material, in the other starting from perfection. Cleverly done!

Posted: March 6, 2019
Hi Elke, 

Thanks for reminding me. I saw it when it was in the 3sat/arte-Mediathek. And I loved it.


Barbara Habel
Posted: March 5, 2019
Dear Elke

Thank you for sharing this interesting film investigation. I watched it bit by bit. And yes the flying fingers with the left hand pizicatto is very beautiful.

Urban Kristan
Posted: March 4, 2019
Beth, I think that's a part of variations on Nel cor piu non mi sento by Paganini. 

Elke Meier
Posted: March 4, 2019
I have no idea, Beth! But I have to say that when I watched it and the ending of that piece came, my first thought was: "WHAT on earth was THAT???" I went right back to see the fingers fly again... My next thought: That MUST be from Paganini with such crazy fingering! 
I have now tried to get in contact with the artist and asked him what it was. We'll see whether he will answer.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: March 4, 2019
Does anyone know what the piece is at 20:12? Holy Cow!