Leipp, Emile - Technical Papers I

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Technical papers and booklets; translation by H. Burritt Miller of one paper; comments on some papers by J.C. Schelleng. See GAM G8825 for other technical papers. Topics: Musical acoustics; clarinet; violin


Type of resource mixed material
Date created 1946 - 1978
Language English
Digital origin reformatted digital


Creator Leipp, Emile

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Biographical/Historical note A skilled violin maker and teacher of music whose interests in applying scientific research to the violin led to his doctoral thesis at the Sorbonne in 1960, "Les Parametres sensible des instruments de musique a cordes frotte". For many years he was Directeur de Laboratoire d'Acoustique, Universite de Paris VI, Institut de Mechanique, Theorique et Appliquee. He organized the "Groupe d'Acoustique Musicale" (GAM) which met regularly for some years and published bulletins on the problems of musical acoustics. Many of the GAM bulletins are in the CAS file. A selected list of Leipp's papers is in Benchmark Vol. 5 along with his paper, written jointly with Abraham Moles "l'Employ du sosograph dans le determination de la qualite des instruments a cordes". Leipp made various studies ranging from the physical measurements of strings to attempts to correlate the value of a violin and its physical parameters. His book "Le Violin, historique esthetique, facture et acoustique" Herman & Cie, Paris 1965 (English translation, University of Toronto Press, 1969), was widely accepted. Leipp had two original Savart trapezoidal violins in his laboratory and had studied them extensively. The original evaluation that they had very good tone was certainly not based on modern standards for violin quality. See "The Violon de Savart" par E. Leipp, Musique et Radio, Paris 1959.
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