Today's modern music comes from classical music composition. In the history of music, we can find numerous geniuses who can compose not only masterpiece but also legends. In a world of classical music, violin holds essential role for great musician. Without violin, it is small chance we can enjoy inspiring composition from the musician. Beside this important role, violin is also popular as the most used bowed instrument ever. It can transcend emotions of musical tune on a paper into beautiful musical tune that flows through air.
At first, the history of violin date back to 9th century. It was known as Lira of the Byzantine empire of Islamic empire. The first musician who cites the early violin was Ibn Khurradadhbih. Over the years, the instrument spread to Italy. Violin that we know today is the same violin that used since 16th century (1564). Since 16th century, violin is a favorite music instruments.
Italy bore many famous violinmaker for the world but the most legendary violin makers from this country are Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) and Giuseppe Guarneri “del Gesù” (1698-1744). These 2 men are geniuses who rock the world with their masterpieces for hundreds of years. Both are Italian from Cremona and compete to make the best violins for decades during their life.
Although these violinmaker created hundreds of violins during their life, only view remain until this date and today, one violin from these violins makers worth millions. On the following, we are going to check out 3 masterpieces from these 2 legends. These are 3 Most Expensive Violins in the world
3. The Lady Tennant Stradivarius $2,030,000
Historically, Lady tennant Stradivarius belonged to Sir Charles before he gave it to his wife in 1900. Lady tennant Stradivarius was a custom made violin from Stradivarius. In 2005, Christies New York auctioned the old violin and fetched $2,030,000
2. a 250 years old del Gesù $4,000,000
The quarter millennium violin came from the hand of Stradivarius competitor Del Gesu. Del Gesu made the violin from Tsar Alexander II of Russia. in 2008, Sotheby's New York auctioned off the Del Gesu and fetched 4 million dollars. after the bidder got the violin, one violinist who played the legendary violin was an Israeli Pinchas Zuckerman in Moscow Conservatory.
1. Vieuxtemps Guarneri $18,000,000
Our last most expensive violin comes from del Gesù who made it around 1741. The violin got their name after Henri Vieuxtemps purchased it in 1800s. Today, the violin has nickname the Mona Lisa of Violins because of their perfection. Now, the violin is a precious collection of Chicago's Bein and Fushi.