Houdini Posted April 2, 2006 Report Share Posted April 2, 2006 If anyone is interested, there is a program on the history channel today and later tonight (2 Apr 06) that is called the "Ice Age." What does this have to do with instrumets? Well, there is a segment about halfway through the program that talks about how the mini ice age that occured a few centuries ago may have led to the unmached quality of sound and tone that is produced by Stradivarius violins. It goes into how the ice age affected the wood that Stradivarius used and talks about growth rings amongst other things. May be of interest to someone. Check your local listings for times of the program. It will probably be repeated several times through out the week, so you may be able to record it and just fast forward to the Stradivarius violin section. This section comes on right after the program talks about the Irish potato famine. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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