Music Gear News
Titanic violin on display in Wiltshire
The instrument is now known to have belonged to bandmaster Wallace Hartley who instructed his musicians to keep playing as the iconic ship was sinking to keep passengers calm, Western Daily Press reports.
It was presented to experts at Aldridge's in Devizes after a seven-year study to check that it was the original piece salvaged from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and specialists have now confirmed it is genuine.
The violin was not part of a Titanic auction held at Held Aldridge & Son on Saturday (April 20th) but a letter penned by Hartley was and sold for a staggering £93,000.
It was estimated that the artefact would fetch around £50,000 but a crazed bidding war saw the sale price soar and soar.
Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge, said: "Clearly, this letter, which mentions the band and alludes to the wealth on-board the ship – implying that some of it would make its way to the band in the form of gratuities – elevates this letter to perhaps the most desirable and important on-board Titanic letter extant."
Posted by SR.Posted on 24 Apr 2013 13:02 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Aiming to provide equal educational opportunities for children across the U.K, NYMAZ outline the importance of technology in today's learning environment.
Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.
Suffering an undisclosed illness, Hetfield takes things slow until his return to Denmark in September where he will "do their best to make it up to everyone".
The band return to the studio to "make a bunch of racket" in a prelude to writing material for their next project. Recently interviewed bassist Mike Inez gives the lowdown.
Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician
MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.
Recent Music News
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.
Until the 31st of May the CS18AI is available at an incredibly reduced price. Additionally, claim a free upgrade to PreSonus Studio One upon purchase.
Through a collaboration with watch manufacturer Raymond Weil, Gibson's 'Freelancer' watch pairs extravagance and musically inspired design with stunning results