As has been stated, “Music hath charms to soothe the savage…”

Da Vinci’s viola organista debuts … 500 years after its design

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2013/11/30/da-vincis-viola-organista-debuts-500-years-after-its-design/ by

It looks and plays like a piano, but it sounds like a string quartet — and it took 500 years before anyone built it. Leonardo da Vinci’s flight of fancy in designing a hammerless piano, called a “viola organista,” has come to life half a millenium after da Vinci designed it, thanks to a Polish concert pianist and musical engineer. It couldn’t have sounded any better in da Vinci’s head (via Brad Thor and Dan Gainor)

 

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