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    In focus: a c.1710 violin by Pieter Rombouts


    Hubert De Launay examines an Amsterdam violin with an explosively flamed back and tons of rich, red varnish

  • Milanollo crop

    In focus: the 1728 'Milanollo' Stradivari


    Roger Hargrave examines the Stradivari ‘Milanollo’ violin of 1728, one of the few of the master’s instruments to keep its original sharpness

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    Paganini's 'Il Cannone' violin played in Columbus, Ohio


    This clip from the Columbus Dispatch shows Columbus Symphony concertmaster Joanna Frankel trying out ‘Il Cannone’, Paganini’s favourite violin, during its weeklong stay at the Columbus Museum of Art. The violin, made in 1743 by Guarneri ‘Del Gesù’, was nicknamed ‘Il Cannone’ (the cannon) by Paganini because of its power ...

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    Looking after Paganini’s ‘Il Cannone’ violin


    Entrusted with the task of conserving one of the world’s most valuable violins, Bruce Carlson has made it easier to play, while taking it closer to how it would have looked to Paganini. In this article first published in 2004, he explains

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    From the Archive: a violin by Santo Serafino, Venice, 1737


    This illustration of a violin by Santo Serafino was published in The Strad, May 1930. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: With Santo Serafino one has an exceptional instance among the great masters of instrument-making, of the development of beauty of appearance in his productions, ...

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    From the archive: a violin by Omobono Stradivari, Cremona, 1740


    This illustration of a 1740 Omobono Stradivari violin was published in The Strad, August 1929. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: As long ago as the occasion of the 1872 Exhibition, the question of the degree of participation by the sons of ...