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Ah, Leonardo da Vinci. The original Renaissance man. Though he’s perhaps best known for the Mona Lisa, one of his lesser-known contributions to the cultural landscape was an elaborate musical instrument he designed called the “violaShow More Summary
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Song Title: Viola Organista Demonstration Artist: Leonardo da Vinci Genre: Classical While a great artist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was not very well known for his contributions to music, even though he had was an adept maker of instruments and a talented composer. Show More Summary
Thank you, PowerUp. Apparently the last time we had the opportunity to write about paper airplanes was back in 2011, when a Seattle doctor built a tiny one using a da Vinci surgical robot. This time out, it's a Kickstarter project that brings smartphone control to the notoriously staid word of paper airplanes. Show More Summary
Leonardo Da Vinci is timelessly renowned for his genius as an artist, musician, engineer, philosopher, mathematician, though many of projects have famously remained unfinished or were not built at all. One such invention is his Viola Organista, an instrument that combines the keys of a piano and the strings of a cello. Polish musician and [...]
Leonardo da Vinci invented the first (as far as we know) bowed keyboard instrument, the viola organista, but his instrument remained a sketch in the Codex Atlanticus and descriptions in his notebooks from 1488-9. The first working viola organista wasn’t built until 2004. Now an even better one has been built by Polish concert pianist S?awomir Zubrzycki.
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These are a couple videos of Leonardo Da Vinci's (previously only conceptual) Viola Organista being played in real life. The instrument was built by Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki from a drawing Da Vinci made almost 500 years ago. Show More Summary
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From Rickey.org Listen to the viola organista -- a musical instrument Leonardo da Vinci invented in 1488. The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
From the audience, this instrument looks like a typical grand piano. Then the maestro takes his seat and begins to play. It's a sound nobody has heard before, because this instrument, designed by Leonardo Da Vinci five centuries ago, has just been built for the very first time. And it sounds heavenly. Read more...
Leonardo da Vinci was considered to be one of the greatest inventors and was also an artist, so we can’t say that we’re too surprised that some of his creations blended technology and art into a since creation. The viola organista was...Show More Summary
Leonardo da Vinci invented numerous devices that he never built, including the viola organista -- a machine-like instrument that combines a harpsichord, an organ and a viola da gamba. This 500-year-old idea is now a reality, however, thanks to Polish musician Slawomir Zubrzycki. Show More Summary
A Polish concert pianist has turned a Renaissance dream into a reality (click “CC” for English captions): The story behind the instrument: Buried in the pages of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous 15th century notebooks, amongst the sketches...Show More Summary
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YouTube link. A bizarre instrument combining a piano and cello has finally been played to an audience more than 500 years after it was dreamt up Leonardo da Vinci.Da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance genius who painted the Mona Lisa, invented the ‘‘viola organista’’ - which looks like a baby grand piano – but never built it, experts say. Show More Summary
Leonardo Da Vinci had many unfinished projects, not unlike many hackers here. Lucky for us though, he was a bit better at writing down his ideas than we are. This is his Viola Organista, as recreated by [Slawomir Zubrzycki] — a mechanical...Show More Summary