A violin originally belonging to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was recently brought overseas to Boston for a Boston Early Music Festival performance at the New England Conservatory, allowing many to hear the composer’s early music in the very instrument he had performed on. A violin originally belonging to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was recently brought overseas to Boston for a Boston Early Music Festival performance at the New England Conservatory, allowing many to hear the composer’s early music in the very instrument he had performed on.

Boston Globe critic Jeremy Eichler wrote an engaging story on the instrument’s background and our ever-increasing interest in Early Music.  “But of course tone and craftsmanship are not the main draw here. These are Mozart’s instruments. As such the aura surrounding them is unmistakable, and yetit’s still tempting to prod that aura, to dip into the instruments’ history, and to wonder, at an event like Monday’s concert, what exactly are we hoping to hear?”

Read Eichler’s full story at Boston.com


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