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Viola altalocked

  • Watson Forbes


A large viola introduced in 1876 by the German violist Hermann Ritter (b Wismar, Mecklenburg, 16 Sept 1849; d Würzburg, 25 Jan 1926). He studied music at the Hochschule in Berlin and art and history at Heidelberg University. The history of musical instruments attracted him, and profiting by some practical hints in A. Bagatella’s ...

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