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MUSIC A Story Of Glory … (No. 31)

Posted by on 2. Februar 2012
Walter Grobholz

Grobholz and his precious Maggini ...

When he squeezes this violin between his chin and his shoulder, you are not aware that he hugs a fortune. But I tell you: Werner Grobholz, celebrated member of the famous classical orchestra Munich Philharmonics, plays an instrument from 1620, manufactured by the Italian master Giovanni Paolo Maggini. Well, naturally you know the violins of Stradivari and Amati. The violins of this woodcarver from Botticino near Brescia were made nearly half a century earlier, are much rarer and sound, so Grobholz says, even more specific than the Stradivaris and Amatis. Grobholz has made a couple of records with his Maggini, and if you have the time, listen into them – it’s true, the sound is different, softer and somehow lovelier …

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