Violin. What does it take to hear its beautiful tones? A master violin maker must first make the violin. Then, a composer must come up with concert melodies and tones. After that, you need to find patient teachers and talented but diligent students. Only then can we – enthusiastic listeners – enjoy the music. Music fans often become collectors, but the greatest gems are hidden in the National Museum – the Czech Museum of Music.
You can get a glimpse of the rich history of Czech violin art in the hall of the Historical Building of the National Museum. A violin virtuoso needs the perfect instrument. You can tell that a violin was made by Stradivarius by the certificate of authenticity and you can see their details in the photos. You can take a peek into the violin maker's workshop, recall the fame of the Czech violin school and its virtuoso pupils. We can be thankful to famous Czech composers for coming up with magnificent violin compositions that you can hear on various concert stages. One of the most famous melodies is Dvořák's Humoresque for a violin, Smetana, in turn, put a piece of himself into his String Quartet, and Janáček and Martinů wrote their emotions and feelings into their violin compositions.