Listen to Da Vinci’s viola organista being played for the first time ever
500 years ago, Leonardo Da Vinci sketched an instrument he called the viola organista, which plays like a piano but creates sound more like a bowed instrument like a viola or cello. Polish concert pianist and instrument maker Slawomir Zubrzycki built the viola organista from sketches and notes in da Vinci’s voluminous manuscripts. The process took 5,000 hours spread across three years.
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