Jaques Barbe violin 1886 - close up
Violinist Gil Shaham with the 1699 'Countess Polignac' Stradivarius. Internationally renowned solo violinist, Shaham was offered the 'loan' of the Stradivarius in 1989 by the Stradivarius Society of Chicago. The Countess Polignac (earliest known owner of this violin) was an extremely influential art patron at the French court of Louis XIV and in Venetian music circles - she was responsible for many of the commissions to Vivaldi and brought 'The Four Seasons' from Italy to Paris.
Violín ♪♫♥.....La música es el corazón de la vida. Por ella habla el amor; sin ella no hay bien posible y con ella todo es hermoso. Franz Liszt