Fine-Contemporary

  • 24_6_16
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    From the Archive: a viola by Jacobus Horil, Rome, 1741

    2016-06-27T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a viola by Jacobus Horil was published in The Strad, December 1978. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Jacobus Horil was a Viennese maker who worked from 1720 to around 1758. Like a number of makers working in Vienna he was probably ...

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    Violins made with spiders' silk played in duet

    2016-06-22T00:00:00Z

    A violin made from a composite material including spiders’ silk has been developed at Imperial College London. Luca Alessandrini, a postgraduate from the Dyson School of Design Engineering, has made a prototype instrument from the material, which features three strands of golden silk, spun by an Australian ...

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    New prototype violin made with spiders’ silk

    2016-06-21T00:00:00Z

    The composite material, which uses the silk’s vibrating properties, has been developed at Imperial College London

  • 17_6_16
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    From the Archive: a viola by Hieronymus Amati II, Cremona, 1705

    2016-06-20T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a viola by Heironymus Amati II was published in The Strad, November 1978. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: A superb example of the work of Heironymus Amati, son of Nicolo, this instrument's label is dated Cremona 1705. According to William E ...

  • ArtemisAnthea
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    Artemis Quartet musician's Carl Becker violin stolen on German train

    2016-06-15T00:00:00Z

    Anthea Kreston's 1928 instrument was taken from the overhead rack

  • 10_6_16
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    From the Archive: A violin by Anselmo Bellosio, Venice, c.1780

    2016-06-13T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Anselmo Bellosio was published in The Strad, June 1978. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This typical example of the work of Anselmo Bellosio is unlabelled but dates from around 1780, the closing years of its maker's life. ...

  • 6_6_16
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    From the Archive: a Craske viola c.1860

    2016-06-06T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a viola by Jacob Craske was published in The Strad, April 1976. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The recent record price of £1,300 obtained at Philips for a 15 5/8' viola by George Craske circa 1680 has tended to throw something ...

  • 30_5_16
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    From the Archive: A violin by Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù', Cremona 1734, 'The Gillott'

    2016-05-30T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù' was published in The Strad, November 1977. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: In due course the 1734 'del Gesù' passed via John Hart's to Joseph Gillott, renowned pen manufacturer, but whose fame is ...

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    Was Maud Powell's famous Guadagnini violin actually a modern instrument?

    2016-05-25T00:00:00Z

    Joseph Curtin examines the evidence – and the violin itself – to discover whether the American luthier George Gemünder was its actual maker

  • 23_5_16
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    From the Archive: A violin by A.S.P. Bernadel, Avignon, 1850

    2016-05-23T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by A.S.P. Bernadel was published in The Strad, January 1976. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This month's illustration is of an interesting French violin by one of France's finest nineteenth century luthiers, Auguste Sebastien Philippe Bernadel, better known as ...