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December, 18

Death of Antonio Stradivari - December 18
Hello Atlantica Players,
On December 18, 1737, the great Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari passed away. Today, let's look into his life as a crafter of stringed instruments.
Compared to the soft and poetic sound of Nicolò Amati's instruments, Stradivari's instruments produce exquisite sounds which are rich and full of color.
His instruments were already in highly valued when he was alive, but they became even more valuable after Giovanni Battista Viotti used one of his instruments in Paris in 1782.
Stradivari crafted approximately 1,100 instruments during his life, about 600 violins, 12 violas, 50 cellos, 3 guitars, 3 harps, and 1 viola d'amore survive today.
Stradivari's instruments remain popular instruments used by numerous talented musicians, and the instruments are named after previous owners such as Paganini, Viotti, and Davidoff. They are often sold for well over one million dollars.

Did you know?ThaliaNPC - Thalia
Thalia can refer to four distinct entities in Greek mythology, two of whom were daughters of Zeus, and a third of whom bore him sons. The name Thalia, or Thaleia (both pronounced /θəˈlaɪə/) is spelled Θάλεια in Greek and derives from the same stem as θάλλειν "to bloom".

Thalia was a rustic goddess, the Muse of comedy and idyllic poetry. In this context, her name means “flourishing,” because the praises in her songs flourish through time. Thalia was the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the eighth-born of the nine Muses. Her children by Apollo were the Corybantes. In art, Thalia was portrayed holding a comic mom, a shepherd’s staff, or a wreath of ivy.

Source: Wikipedia