Tuesday, November 23, 2010

String quartet

Yesterday was the first time I learnt about string quartet in a humble thirty minutes performance by members of PPAG at Dewan Rampaisari,KLCC. It consists of four string players — usually two violin players, a violist and a cellist. I just knew about the difference of violin and viola!! Both may look exactly the same, the only difference is the size hence the sound it creates also differ. Another surprising fact (for me) is, one violin may costs tens of thousands dollars per piece, excluding the bow. And yes, the lead violin player did mentioned that a string quartet instruments (sum of all four instruments) may cost around RM2.4 million altogether. What an expensive hobby, but if it turns into your rice pots with handsome pay, then why not?
p/s: I'm not an avid music lover but I do enjoy live performance and orchestra. It sounds.. majestic!

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