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How Nicolò Amati’s ‘Romanov’ viola survived its own turbulent history
An instrument of archaic charm and bold dimensions, the 1677 ‘Romanov’ Nicolò Amati viola harks back to the tenor violas made a century before by Nicolò’s grandfather Andrea.
In Focus: a 1682 violin by Nicolò Amati
Precision and elegance abound in this grand pattern Amati once owned by the Italian virtuoso Spagnoletti, writes Christopher Reuning
The Strad December 2019 issue is out now
The fascinating story of Nicolò Amati’s 1677 ‘Romanov’ viola, which was once part of Russia’s imperial collection
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From the archive: a violin by Niccolo Amati, 1658
This illustration of a 1658 Niccolo Amati violin was published in The Strad, November 1923. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: This lovely example of Niccolo Amati – at his best – forms part of the collection of fiddles by Captain John Audley Harvey, ...