Leonardo da Vinci’s viola organista made and played by Sławomir Zubrzycki

Video of Leonardo da Vinci’s viola organista made and played by Sławomir Zubrzycki.[via]

“A bizarre instrument combining a piano and cello has finally been played to an audience more than 500 years after it was dreamt up Leonardo da Vinci.” [via]

“Full of steel strings and spinning wheels, Slawomir Zubrzycki’s creation is a musical and mechanical work of art.

‘This instrument has the characteristics of three we know: the harpsichord, the organ and the viola da gamba,’ Zubrzycki said as he debuted the instrument at the Academy of Music in the southern Polish city of Krakow.” [via]