Galleries

  • January
    Focus

    From The Strad Calendar 2018: Giuseppe Guarneri ‘filius Andreae’ cello, c.1710

    2017-09-21T14:30:00Z

    Based in Cremona, the Friends of Stradivari network brings together instruments owned by collectors and stringed-instrument enthusiasts from around the world. The Strad Calendar 2018 celebrates twelve of these treasures, starting in January with this cello. Text by John Dilworth

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    News

    Photo gallery: Birmingham Conservatoire opens its new buildings

    2017-09-07T13:35:00Z

    First purpose-built music college to be constructed in the UK since 1987 will also be the ‘last ever’ according to conservatoire principal, cellist Julian Lloyd Webber

  • Mystery 25 aug
    Focus

    From the archive: a 1748 Guadagnini cello

    2017-08-28T11:20:00Z

    These photos were published in the November 1988 issue of The Strad along with an interview with the cello’s owner, Gilberto Munguía

  • Mystery 11 aug
    Gallery

    From the archive: the 1717 Montagnana viola once belonging to Lionel Tertis

    2017-08-14T11:18:00Z

    These photographs were published in the September 1988 issue of The Strad. The following text is from the article they accompanied, in which Tully Potter examines the recent lineage of the instrument, including interviewing current owner Roger Chase

  • Chamber double bass
    Gallery

    From the Archive: Basso Di Camera by William Booth Snr, 1821

    2017-07-24T15:08:00Z

    These photographs of a chamber bass were published in the March 1988 issue of The Strad. The following text is extracted from the accompanying article:

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    Gallery

    From the Archive: a violin by Stradivarius, 1727

    2017-07-18T16:31:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Antonio Stradivari was published in The Strad, December 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photograph: Stradivari’s particular achievement was to bring the violin as near to perfection as to make improvements apparently impossible, through single-minded ...

  • guarneri del Gesù
    Article

    From the Archive: the 'Adam' Guarneri 'del Gesù' violin, 1738

    2017-07-10T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Guarneri 'del Gesù' was published in The Strad, December 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photograph: Guarneri 'del Gesù' drew together all the strands of Cremonese and Brescian makers, and with great force of character, ...

  • Rocca
    Article

    From the Archive: a cello by Joseph Rocca, Turin, 1838

    2017-07-03T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a cello by Joseph Rocca was published in The Strad, November 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photograph: What is it about the month of November that brings out the sellers? Ever since November 1978 and the big Sotheby event that began ...

  • nathaniel cross
    Article

    From the Archive: a violin by Nathaniel Cross, 'Aldermanbury'

    2017-06-26T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Nathaniel Cross was published in The Strad, August 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photograph: Born in 1689, when the only possible social mobility was downward, and humility and hard work were the only defence against the gutter and ...

  • lord norton
    Article

    From the Archive: the Antonio Stradivari, 'Lord Norton', violin 1737

    2017-06-19T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Antonio Stradivari was published in The Strad, July 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photograph: The violin is named after Lord Norton, who purchased it from George Hart shortly after the sale of the Gillot collection at Christies in ...