08. April 2008 · Comments Off on Forgetting Instruments · Categories: Ramble

A violinist left his instrument behind and it trying to get it back. Read about it here.

I haven’t done that kind of thing in a while, but I remember doing it a few times. Dan and I would go out after a concert and I’d forget I had my oboe. I never forgot for long, but the fear that hit me when I realized what I’d done was amazingly horrible. And I don’t even play one of those expensive violins!

I feel for the guy. Which is why I’m posting this here; you never know who might read it.

The violin was made in 1972 and has an orange-red finish, carrying the name Ansaldo Poggi, the Italian artisan who made the violin. Ansaldo Poggi (1893-1984) is considered to be one of the better 20th century violin makers, said Ric Heinl who runs George Heinl & Company Limited, a rare and fine violin shop based in Toronto.

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