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fiddle


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Colloquial term for any kind of bowed instr., especially the vn., or in reference to its use as a ‘folk’ instr. (as in Mahler's 4th Sym. where a solo vn., specially tuned, is instructed to play wie ein Fiedel (‘like a fiddle’, in folk style). Also name for the medieval ancestor of the vn.

Subjects: music.


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