For over two hundred years Wolfang Amadeaus Mozart's music has enchanted live audiences, filled the airwaves, scored great films, and become a part of our audio vernacular.
And yet, as much as his music has been heard around the world, his instruments have not - until now.
Earlier in the week, Mozart’s prized violin and viola made it to the U.S. for the first time. On Monday, they were played at Jordon Hall in Boston. Tonight, the violin will be played at the Austrian Cultural Form in New York.
And today, for the first time ever, Mozart’s violin is going to be played in a U.S. radio studio: The Takeaway studio.
Playing the instrument will be violinist and composer David Fulmer, who will also be performing on it tonight in New York.
And sharing background on the instrument is Matthias Schulz. Schulz is the CEO and artistic director of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation, which owns Mozart’s violin.