from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See viola da gamba.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Shortened name for the string instrument viola da gamba.
- n. A rank of organ pipes, so-called for a supposed resemblance of the sound to that of a viola da gamba.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A viola da gamba.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, the metacarpus or metatarsus of some animals, as the ruminants and solidungulates.
- n. Short for viol da gamba. See viol.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
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Clearly, Juilliard is in the early-music business to stay: The $1 million program, which gives full-tuition scholarships to the students, will expand to include lute and gamba players in 2013; Bruce Kovner, Juilliard's board chair and the program's primary funder, recently endowed it in perpetuity.
The fragile tone of lead viola da gamba player Mikko Perkola, so delicate as to be non-present at times, undermined some of the interesting pieces that featured two gamba parts.
The other gamba player, Varpu Haavisto, had a stronger melodic presence in Bach's aria "Wie starb die Heldin so vergnügt."
Viola da gamba showcased in Pandolfo-Boysen concert at Library of Congress scroll down, by Charles T. Downey.
Musical forces were pared down; period instruments were mixed with modern -- steel in lieu of cat-gut strings, cellos for violas da gamba, modern woodwinds with the antique harpsichord.
A Baroque orchestra, he says, would have "20 violins, 10 cellos, 10 violas, but only one viola da gamba."
The ensembles and the label are each the responsibility of Mr. Savall, a trained cellist, who has turned a youthful curiosity about the viola da gamba — an antique stringed instrument combining aspects of the cello and guitar, alternatively known as the viol — into a pan-musical enterprise.
After its 200 years of relative silence he has made the viola da gamba sing again.
On May 23 it's recorder virtuoso Maurice Steger and violist da gamba star
Like Pandolfo's concert at Dumbarton Oaks in 2006, the focus was on the two most important viola da gamba virtuoso composers: Marin Marais and his pioneering teacher, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe.
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