According to Sotheby's, the instrument, which is called "the Macdonald", named after the 3rd Baron Macdonald, Godfrey Bosville, who owned it in the early 19th century, will fetch at least 45 million dollars and is the first such viola
to be on the open market in about 50 years.
Only two Stradivari violas
, of which the 'Macdonald' is one, remain in private hands.
To fulfill the need for violas
by the Moravian settlements, members built the instruments themselves.
One of the finest such suppliers is Elizabeth MacGregor Violas
and Cottage Garden Plants (www.
Albert Roussel, a 20th-century French composer, was represented by his "Trio for Flute, Viola
So, which Violas
are worthy of a space in our gardens?
Rain really beats down pansy flowers, but violas
bounce back quickly.
Gracias a ese trabajo, especializado en musica antigua, han logrado traer a una de las glorias mundiales de la viola
da gamba, leyenda ya, el maestro Wieland Kuijken (Belgica, 1938), quien el pasado 15 de mayo toco --junto con dos singulares musicos mexicanos, Miguel Cicero (clavecin) e Israel Castillo (viola
da gamba)-- un programa conformado por obras de Marin Marais (Francia, 1656-1728) y Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (Francia, 1640-1701).
All pansies are violas
, but not all violas
It is emblematic of contemporary cinema's engagement with Shakespeare that these Violas
confront their confused and confusing gender identities in wordless silence instead of in soliloquy.
Violin and viola
players can equip their instruments with a synthetic peg system that's durable and easy to maintain, but remains as attractive as wood, thanks to the Gotoh Marvel Violin Peg System from Meisel Stringed Instruments.
, which are compact and perennial, make neat edging plants at the front of beds and borders and are good for underplanting in the shrub border.
) THEIR velvety blooms in a vast range of colours brighten up spring pots and borders, while the smaller violas
provide a more subtle burst of colour in late spring and throughout the summer.