A Forgotten Leonardo da Vinci's Musical Iinvention Has Been Created for The First Time

September 19, 2017
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Polish instrument maker Slawomir Zubrzycki has built The Viola Organista - a musical invention created on paper by Leonardo da Vinci, but sadly not built in his lifetime. The unique instrument is a mix of an organ, a harpiscord and a viola da gamba. The sound has been described as a cross between an organ and a sting instrument.

“I have no idea what Leonardo da Vinci might think of the instrument I’ve made, but I’d hope he’d be pleased,” Zubrzycki said, at the instrument’s unveiling concert in Krakow. 

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