The Strad: May 1890

May 3, 2013

Hungarian-born violinist Joseph Joachim graced the cover of The Strad‘s very first issue, published 123 years ago this month. Here are the first two pages, which also contain an account by Charles Hallé on how he came to found the renowned Manchester orchestra. The things you could buy for twopence in 1890!

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Joachim once owned the 1714 ‘Joachim–Ma’ violin, which is reproduced in The Friends of Stradivari Collection, available now at The Strad Library (click here).

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