Fine-Contemporary

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    From the Archive: a cello by Edmund Aireton, London c.1790

    2016-05-09T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a cello by Edmund Aireton was published in The Strad, January 1978. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Edmund Aireton was born in 1727 and died in 1807. He worked for Peter Walmsley who had his workshop at 'Ye Golden Harp', Piccadilly, ...

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    Photographing a 299-year-old Stradivarius violin

    2016-05-04T00:00:00Z

    After each shot I turn the violin 30 degrees and take another picture. I have to turn the violin to shoot it in 12 different angles. It's all about precision' What does it take to photograph the qualities of a Stradivari violin? Photographer Søren Jonesen takes us through ...

  • 29_4_16
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    From the Archive: a violin by C.F. Gand, Paris, c.1820

    2016-05-02T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Charles François Gand was published in The Strad, September 1977. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Charles François Gand is the most important member of a family of talented French makers who, after Lupot, ranks next to ...

  • 22_4_16
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    From the Archive: a cello by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1724, 'Hausmann'

    2016-04-25T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a cello by Antonio Stradivari was published in The Strad, July 1977. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The early history of the 'Hausmann' Stradivari is uncertain, but Hill believes that it came from Spain. It is thought that it then found ...

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    New England Conservatory receives ‘Joachim-Ma’ Stradivarius violin from Si-Hon Ma estate

    2016-04-19T00:00:00Z

    The 1714 instrument belonged to violin virtuoso Joseph Joachim from 1849 to 1890

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    From the Archive: a violin by Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1671

    2016-04-18T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Andrea Guarneri was published in The Strad, September 1975. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Illustrated is a well preserved example of Andrea's work which bears its original label 1671, the final numerable being indistinct. This violin is described ...

  • 8_4_16
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    From the Archive: a violin by Jacob Stainer, Absam, c.1660

    2016-04-11T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Jacob Stainer was published in The Strad, May 1975. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Jacob Stainer, the most celebrated of all the German school of makers, was born at Hall, near Absam, Austria in 1621. His distinctive model ...

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    Patrons should buy modern instruments for young musicians, says violin maker Stefan-Peter Greiner

    2016-04-08T00:00:00Z

    In conversation with Pauline Harding, the German luthier discusses his ideas on sound adjustment, 'Stradivari frequencies' and creating the ideal working environment

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    From the Archive: a violin of the Brescian School

    2016-04-04T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin of the Brescian School was published in The Strad, August 1975. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This violin of the Brescian School dates from around 1600. Violin makers of this School included Gasparo da Salò, Maggini, and a few ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Sanctus Seraphin, Venice 1744

    2016-03-28T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Sanctus Seraphin was published in The Strad, July 1974. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Sanctus Seraphin of Udine and Venice was one of the most careful and exact craftsmen who ever made a violin. His fame rests on ...