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Also Today in Weird Music History, 1/7

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1/7 ALSO Today in Weird Music History: 1897. American composer Charles Loeffler’s The Death of Tintagiles is premiered in Boston.  In addition to full orchestra, the composer calls for two viola d’amore to represent the voices of Tintagiles and Ygraine. The viola d’amore, a Baroque period instrument with 14 strings, refuses to fall into obsolescence. Composers continue to call for it due to its unique sound and usefulness in representations of love.

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1 Comment

  1. I don’t think I’d want to tune one of those

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