“A Keyed Vielle” - Construction of the Instrument from a Fresco by Taddeo Di Bartolo – Siena (Italy), 1408By Silver Plachesi (Guest article)
The only know Italian picture of a keyed vielle (viola a chiavi) is to be found on a beautiful fresco by Taddeo di Bartolo in the Cappella of the Palazzo Comunale di Siena. It is dated 1408, and is therefore one of the very first known images of a keyed vielle worldwide. Silver Plachesi constructed this instrument. In this article he describes his approach and the steps to the finished instrument.
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