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Classical music 'threatened'
However, the powers that be believe that this approach to making musical instruments falls under the same strict laws that govern "mad cow" disease, otherwise known as CJD.
It has caused uproar in the classical world as musicians claim that to play music from the seminal period of 1650-1750, these instruments need to be made as they always have been.
Viktoria Mullova, a London-based, Russian-born violinist, told the Telegraph of her dismay at the news.
"We wouldn't be able to play music any more. I wouldn't be able to play Bach, and we can't live without Bach," she said.
"You can't avoid using gut strings for the Baroque repertoire. It would be like telling pop stars they couldn't use microphones at a concert. Putting metal strings on old instruments would produce a horrible, distorted sound."
Posted on 1 Dec 2011 10:39 to category : Instruments News
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