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  • Spanish Stradivarius
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    Stradivarius: a podcast

    2019-08-19T10:27:00Z

    A podcast that examines the secrets of the Stradivarius sound

  • Laure Lesser amati
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    Laurence Lesser talks about his Brothers Amati cello

    2019-08-16T15:32:00Z

    American cellist Laurence Lesser talks about the history and special characteristics of the Antonio Girolamo Amati cello which has been his ‘musical mate’ since 1972

  • Rombouts c.1710 crop
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    In focus: a c.1710 violin by Pieter Rombouts

    2019-08-16T13:51:00Z

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

  • Maggini1
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    From the Archive: a Maggini violin

    2019-08-15T14:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Paolo Maggini was published in The Strad, September 1912. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The principal measurements of this violin, as supplied by the owner, are: Length of body, 37 cm; width of upper bouts, 17.1 ...

  • Storioni1
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    From the Archive: a Lorenzo Storioni violin, 1785

    2019-08-14T13:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Lorenzo Storioni violin was published in The Strad, August 1912. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The Storioni illustrated is in a fine state of preservation, and well covered with varnish. Nearly all of this maker's instruments encountered today possess ...

  • Giovanni Tononi
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    From the Archive: a violin by Giovanni Tononi, 1699

    2019-08-09T08:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Tononi was published in The Strad, July 1923. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This fine violin is essentially a lady’s instrument in every way, being of the small Amatise type in build. It was made in ...

  • Mystery_19_9_14
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    From the Archive: a violin by G.B. Rogeri, large pattern, 1697

    2019-08-07T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Battista Rogeri was published in The Strad, February 1914. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The larger violins of this great maker are exceedingly scarce. This Rogeri’s ordinary fiddles are, relatively speaking, numerous enough, and are about ...

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    Can you tell a fake instrument from the genuine article?

    2019-08-06T11:45:00Z

    With more and more instrument forgeries finding their way on to the market, how do experts, dealers and buyers stay wise to deception? Femke Colborne finds out

  • Pablo Ferrandez stradivari
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    Comparing 3 Stradivari cellos

    2019-08-02T11:58:00Z

    Pablo Ferrández visits the Nippon Music Foundation to compare the 1696 'Lord Aylesford' cello he has on loan with two others by Stradivari, the 1730 'De Munck, Feuermann' and the 1736 'Ladenburg' (part of the 'Paganini' quartet).  

  • Mystery_5Sept2014
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    From the Archive: a violin by Giovanni Grancino, Milan 1714

    2019-08-01T09:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Grancino was published in The Strad, April 1914. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Of the various Grancini, the instruments of Giovanni (1675-1737) are probably best known. Those of his father, sons, and various other relatives are ...