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  • guarneri del Gesù
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    From the Archive: 1733 Guarneri 'del Gesù' violin, 'ex Kreisler'

    2017-06-05T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Guarneri 'del Gesù' was published in The Strad, January 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The instrument most closely associated with Fritz Kreisler is the 1733 Guarneri ' del Gesù' now owned by ...

  • alessandro gagliano
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    From the Archive: a violin by Alessandro Gagliano, 'Rotondo', 1710

    2017-05-29T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Alessandro Gagliano was published in The Strad, May 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Alessandro Gagliano worked in Naples from about 1700 to 1735. He is the first recorded Neapolitan violin maker, his work is relatively rare and ...

  • carlo bergonzi
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    From the Archive: a violin by Carlo Bergonzi, 'ex Kreisler'

    2017-05-22T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Carlo Bergonzi was published in The Strad, January 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Hill's record of this Carlo Bergonzi violin places it first in the collection of Count Cozio di Salabue, the first great violin collector and ...

  • j.b. vuillaume
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    From the Archive: a violin by J.B. Vuillaume, 'ex-Kreisler', 1845

    2017-05-15T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of an 1845 violin by J.B. Vuillaume was published in The Strad, January 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: In 1925 Kreisler purchased from Hill's a copy of a ' del Gesù' made by J.B. Vuillaume circa 1845. Although the least 'distinguished' ...

  • 5_5_17
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    From the Archive: a violin by Daniel Parker

    2017-05-09T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Daniel Parker was published in The Strad, December 1986. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs:Although most writers on the violin have taken Daniel Parker to heart, waxing euphoric about this most individual of makers, he has remained an enigma, ...

  • Aranyi Stradivarius violin
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    From the Archive: the 'Aranyi' Stradivarius violin, 1667

    2017-05-01T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of the 1667 'Aranyi' Stradivarius violin was published in The Strad, November 1986

  • montagnana cello
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    From the Archive: a 1739 cello by Domenico Montagnana

    2017-04-24T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a cello by Domenico Montagnana was published in The Strad, October 1986. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Stephen Kates is the proud owner of a magnificent Montagnana cello whose tone is as beautiful as its appearance. The fascinating story ...

  • José Contreras
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    From the Archive: a violin by José Contreras

    2017-04-17T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by José Contreras was published in The Strad, September 1986. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: José Contreras, a contemporary of Stradivari, is undoubtedly the premiere name in Spanish violin making. The instrument we have illustrated is a ...

  • david tecchler
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    From the Archive: a cello by David Tecchler, Rome 1706

    2017-04-10T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1706 cello by David Tecchler (c.1666 – c.1747) was published on the front cover of The Strad, July 1986. The photograph was reproduced courtesy of dealer/restorer Bein and Fushi of Chicago. German-born Tecchler arrived in Rome in his late 20s and is considered the ...

  • goffriller
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    From the Archive: a violin by Matteo Goffriller, Venice, 1696

    2017-04-03T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Matteo Goffriller was published in The Strad, August 1986. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Hugh Bean once remarked that Albert Sammons 'got through one violin a week'. This statement is obviously an exaggeration but it does ...