The Violins Of Cremona

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ERICH GRUENBERG

BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA leader JOHN BACON conducted by RAE JENKINS

Although the ancestry of the violin can be traced to 5,00ft BC, the instrument as we know it is only a few hundred years old. Its perfection of design and the extent of its interpretative powers are largely the result of the brilliance of the violin makers of 16th-, 17thand early 18th-century Cremona. The instrument they evolved has been a constant source of inspiration to violinists and composers.

Introduced by DILWYN OWEN

Produced by J. ALWYN JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Erich Gruenberg

Leader: John Bacon

Conducted By: Rae Jenkins

Produced By: J. Alwyn Jones