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date: 18 November 2019


  • Laurence Libin


Five-string viola introduced by Friedrich Hillmer of Leipzig (later Berlin) before 1800. The young violinist and singer Friederike Klinsing studied with Hillmer and in 1815 performed together with him, using the violalin. It was still being played in public by his son Joseph in 1840. Like the viola pomposa, Woldemar’s ...

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