Blind listening tests – old & new violins

16 Oct 2012: I recently took part – as a listener – in a trial of violins being played as soloist instruments with an orchestra in a concert hall in Paris.  This was organised by Claudia Fritz and Joseph Curtin as a follow-up to the study they published in January 2012 which created something of a media storm.  The results of the Paris test aren’t published yet, but if you’re interested in the earlier work look here.  Also, has just posted a useful summary of various violin listening tests conducted since 1975.

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