Searching for a missing piece of music tonight, I pulled off my shelf the Scientific American book The Physics of Music. Decades ago, I was fascinated by a proposed reconfiguration of the violin family to optimize instrument size, resonance, and sound.
In the age of YouTube, there must be, I thought, some demonstration of these instruments.
And sure enough, the Hutchins Consort plays “Summertime” here.
A small orchestra of new violins plays Edvard Grieg’s Gavotte from the Suite in the Olden Style here.