All Balestrieri articles

  • Balestrieri crop

    From the archive: an 1752 violin by Tomasso Balestrieri


    This is an extract from an article in the July 1993 issue of The Strad, in which John Dilworth examined the Mantuan school – and the connections of its luthiers to Piacenza

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    From the Archive: a violin by Tomasso Balestrieri, 1760


    This illustration of a violin by Tomasso Balestrieri was published in The Strad, December 1974. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Tomasso Balestrieri is one of those makers the quality of whose work varies very considerably, but even his less carefully finished instruments possess tonal ...