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Viola d'amore (Fr. viole d'amour; Ger. Liebesgeige)locked

  • Myron Rosenblum

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A kind of viola popular during the late 17th and 18th centuries; also a stop on the Romantic organ that imitates its timbre. Normally the viola d'amore is about the size of a viola but with the physical characteristics of a viol: flat back, wide ribs flush with the top and back, sloping shoulders and a carved head at the top of the pegbox (...

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