The cello has the same structure as the violin, but much larger. They play the cello while sitting, placing it in front of them and resting it on the floor with a special leg with a spike (spire).
History remembered two masters, especially those who were famous for producing cellos. This is Gasparo da Salo and Paolo Magini. They lived at the turn of the XVI – XVII centuries and the first of them was rumored to attribute the honor of the “invention” of the modern violin with four strings, moods fifths, the improvement of the violone, or the double bass of the viol, and finally the creation of the cello. The first masters who built the cello did not quite clearly represent that right path in the development of the modern cello, which was completed completely, only by Antonio Stradivari. Continue reading
The rapid development and cheapening of information technologies made the most complex technological processes, previously available only to the elect, to the general public. However, this gave rise to a certain paradox – the highest computing power is often combined with the complete technical illiteracy of users. Powerful computers, which have embodied the many years of work of theorists, engineers, and inventors, often serve as a typewriter and screen for viewing floating fish. But the opposite happens, although much less often – competent, highly professional use of all resources, which brings excellent results. Continue reading
The word romance takes us to the Middle Ages in Spain. In those days, in addition to the everyday ordinary language, there was another – Latin. Scientists wrote books on it, church prayers were performed. We studied it in our pre-revolutionary gymnasiums. Latin was recognized as the official language of the Catholic Church. Although this language was widely spoken, it was not widely available. Latin was known only to literate people, and there were incredibly few of them at that time. And then, along with church writings in Latin, songs and poems of the people’s warehouse, which were performed in the Romanesque (Spanish) language, began to appear. Hence the name “romance”. From Spain, romances quickly spread throughout Europe, and at the end of the 18th century appeared in Russia. Of course, here they did not sound in Spanish, but the name stuck. Continue reading