“The King’s 24 Violins” is mentioned to show __________.
how the violin became a famous instrument
why the violin was considered the only instrument suitable to be played by royalty
the superiority of French violins
the competition in the 1600’s between French and Italian orchestras
Correct answer: A
Keywords: The King’s 24 Violins, illustrated.
Clue: “Its stature as an orchestral instrument was raised further when in 1626 Louis XIII of France established at his court the orchestra known as Les vinq-quatre violins du Roy (the King’s 24 Violins), which was to become widely famous later in the century”: The violin’s status as an orchestral instrument was further enhanced in 1626 when King Louis XIII of France established an orchestra at his palace called Les vinq-quatre voilons du Roy, which about later became widely known.
So The King’s 24 Violins is mentioned for the purpose of illustrating how the violin became a famous instrument → the correct answer is A. how the violin became a famous instrument.