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  • This is not a matter of what the French call the violon d'Ingres, after their great 19th century painter who thought his artistic greatness automatically extended to his musicianship -- even as his peers dissented, albeit to one another.

    Peter Frank: Blague d'Art: Star Qualities

  • "violon," that is, a cell for drunkards and the naughty boys of the neighbourhood; but they are so rare in the peaceable Canton of Vaud that the "violon" is always empty and the concierge uses it as a receptacle to store his wood for winter.

    Tartarin On The Alps

  • Among the instruments—played by a whopping 50 orchestra members—are multiple variations of the viola, nine basses de violon (which preceded the cello) and a theorbo (a large lute).

    Historic Opera Fit for Kings County

  • When I heard Roland Martin say on CNN that the Tuesday speech would not be give her the "second violon" position, I definitely don't think this is the role she deserves to "play" for Obama ...

    Obama says differences with Clinton 'infinitesimal'

  • Translator's Musings: Schubert for two/Schubert pour violon et guitare skip to main

    Schubert for two/Schubert pour violon et guitare

  • _Très remarque le duo de mandoline avec accompagnement de violon exécuté par trois gracieuses jeunes filles qui font à chacune de nos soirées admirer par les amateurs du beau, leur talent d'artiste!

    Pushed and the Return Push

  • The monotonous notes of a _violon_, a kind of lute or guitar, came to me from a group of trees at a little distance, where our boatmen were resting in the shade, the red fringes of their hammocks giving to the landscape just the bit of color which it needed.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866

  • Dans la premiere section, l'auteur a essaye de tracer une histoire hypothetique du violon, histoire malheureusement impossible a faire a cause de son obscurite.

    The Violin Its Famous Makers and Their Imitators

  • 'Elles dancent au son du petit tabourin & de la fluste, & par fois auec ce long instrument qu'ils posent sur le col, puis s'allongeant iusqu'auprés de la ceinture; ils le battent auec vn petit baston: par fois auec vn violon.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • "Eef Monsieur will call at my 'ouse on de morrow, he may have mon violon," he said huskily; then turned abruptly on his heel, and went down Bourbon Street, his shoulders drawn high as though he were cold.

    The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories

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