Met exhibit preview: 'The Art of Music'(19 images)
"The Art of Music: The New Musical Instruments Galleries" presents 4,000 years of musical instruments from across the globe at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The exhibit opens April 3, 2018. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
The structural difference in Stradivari's signature violins also contributed to their superiority -- from the thickness of the wooden back plates to the condition of the microscopic pores in the wood used.
A pipe organ from 1830 by Thomas Appleton. The organ is 15 feet tall with gold leafed facade pipes and wind supplied by hand- pumped bellows and is one of the oldest functioning pipe organs in America.