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 Definition An elegantly-shaped bowed stringed instrument, a bit shorter than the player's arm; the main staple of classical orchestras. [d] [e]

I haven't read through the whole thing, but speaking as a "mere" fiddle player, this looks like another great article, Jeff! When such a well-developed article appears after a single edit, however, I've got to ask: where did this come from? Were you working on it on your own computer, only to upload it all at once?

A few nits: spaces between the paragraphs need to be removed; and links need be added throughout. --Larry Sanger 06:13, 21 November 2007 (CST)

Thank you. I play the violin as well -- but not well, haha. Yes, when I write articles, I write the entire thing on my computer and then upload it all at once. It is easier for me this way, because as I write I keep going back and tweaking already written text as I continue to add new text; and this process is easiest if I write the entire thing on my own computer at first. This is how I wrote the long Shostakovich article, for example, as well.Jeffrey Scott Bernstein 07:23, 22 November 2007 (CST)

Alas, everyone, but writing this article has inspired me to write a book on the subject, so I will be pretty much busy during 2008, so won't be able to appear on CZ that much. It has been so much fun up to now, so I suppose I'll still pop in from time to time. Of course, I'll advertise CZ far and wide whenever I can. [P.S. I wrote this violin article in six days, including reading every book in my bibliography (we're talking about 3,000 pages or so). Yes, I work fast (and 15 hour days). Wee woo.] I'll try to pop in as much as I can, because everyone here is definitely Great.Jeffrey Scott Bernstein 10:13, 22 November 2007 (CST)

This sounds like a very good idea, and we should be proud that CZ has been a small part of the inspiration for a book. I am sure that the book will be excellent, judging from the articles you have written for us. There is no need to apologise for absence: you have contributed several great articles in an area where we had nothing. Good luck with your writing, and please look in from time to time! --Martin Baldwin-Edwards 10:32, 22 November 2007 (CST)

Damn. Too bad you have to leave. Hey, I'm working on a book too, and that doesn't keep me away...well, I suppose it does keep me away from much actual content work on the wiki. Anyway, thanks very much for your contributions! --Larry Sanger 10:45, 22 November 2007 (CST)

The listing of violin concertos omits the Beethoven one, maybe the greatest. Logically it belongs in the 19th century section (though the history section above doesn't always follow that), but I don't know which of the two categories given for 19th century concertos it belongs under. Peter Jackson 17:01, 12 September 2013 (UTC)