Thursday, January 19, 2012


Violin makers inevitably have fascinating storefronts necessarily located in the calmer parts of a city or town (concentration and precision oblige). This atelier is in Rouen on a pedestrian street at Place du Lieutenant Aubert. In Paris luthiers are grouped around the rue de Rome, back behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, the historic music quarter of stringed and other instruments. Worth more than a detour for any mélomane.

un luthier:  a violin maker
un atelier:  a workshop, studio
un instrument à cordes:  a cord instrument
un archet:  a bow for stringed instruments
un mélomane:  a music lover, especially of classical music
la musique savant:  genre including opera, symphonic, chamber, sacred, baroque and contemporary music

©2012 P.B. Lecron

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