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    From the Archive: the Stradivarius 'Barjansky' cello, 1684

    2016-10-10T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of the Barjansky Stradivarius cello was published in The Strad, August 1983. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Sotheby's auction on 23 June was another of their marathon events, divided into two sessions, and there were some sensational prices among the ...

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    Tubbs cello bow previously owned by Jacqueline du Pré goes on sale

    2016-10-05T00:00:00Z

    The bow will be sold at Tarisio's London Auction later this month

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    1714 Claude Pierray violin stolen in Germany

    2016-10-04T00:00:00Z

    The instrument belongs to Hofkapelle München artistic director Rüdiger Lotter

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    From the Archive: a Stradivarius violin from the 1695 period

    2016-10-03T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Antonio Stradivari was published in The Strad, April 1983. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This violin, which is not recorded in any of the books listing Stradivari's works, belongs to the 1695 era, the so-called long ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by J.B. Salomon, 1750

    2016-09-26T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Jean Baptiste-Deshayes Salomon was published in The Strad, April 1983. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The work of Jean Baptiste-Deshayes Salomon is definitely Italianate and appears to have been influenced by the peculiarities of the mid-18th-century ...

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    From the Archive: Antonius and Hieronymus Amati 'Henry IV' violin, Cremona, 1595

    2016-09-19T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Antonius and Hieronymus Amati was published in The Strad, April 1983. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Decorated violins are as old as the instrument itself. Andrea Amati of Cremona, credited with being the first known violin ...

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    From the Archive: copy of a late Stradivarius violin by Nicholas Lupot

    2016-09-12T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Nicholas Lupot was published in The Strad, February 1983. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Lupot was the first maker, together with his colleague Francois Pique, to recognise and establish beyond doubt the superiority of the Stradivarius model and ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Carlo Ferdinando Landolphi, Milan, 1752

    2016-09-05T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Carlo Ferdinando Landolphi was published in The Strad, October 1982. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The earliest records say that this instrument was owned by Count Alfred Belissa of Genoa. A letter written on the Count's personal stationary ...

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    From the Archive: a viola by J.F. Guidantus, 1737

    2016-08-29T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a viola by J.F. Guidantus was published in The Strad, August 1982. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: In the June 1982 London sales, among the sought-after instruments at Christie's was a J.F. Guidantus 1737 viola, which predictably exceeded its estimate by ...

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    From the Archive: a cello by Glen Collins, 'The Royal Charles', 1982

    2016-08-22T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a cello by Glen Collins was published in The Strad, August 1982. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: It has been a long standing ambition of luthier Glen A. Collins to make a cello for HRH the Prince of Wales. Collins started ...

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    From the Archive: a cello by G.B. Rugeri of Cremona

    2016-08-15T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a cello by G.B. Rugeri was published in The Strad, June 1982. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This cello has a distinguished history. It was brought from Italy to pass into the possession of King George IV and then to the ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Alfredo Galea, 1979

    2016-08-08T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Alfredo Galea was published in The Strad, March 1982. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Among the Italian violins produced in this century, the instruments of Alfredo G. Galea merit special appreciation for their lustrous and flexible tone. After ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Sam Daniels, Jerome, Idaho, 1977

    2016-08-01T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Sam Daniels was published in The Strad, August 1980. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Sam Daniels was born in 1915 in Idaho. His first attempt at making a violin was in 1936, when Sam ordered a kit from ...

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    From the Archive: the 'Reynolds' Maggini violin, 1610

    2016-07-25T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Paolo Maggini was published in The Strad, May 1980. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photograph: This violin by Giovanni Paolo Maggini of 1610 is in virtually mint condition . Authenticated violins by this Brescian maker are at best ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Barak Norman, London 1704

    2016-07-11T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Barak Norman was published in The Strad, February 1979. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Barak Norman, who is among the best of the Old English School of viol and violin makers, was probably a pupil of Thomas Urquhart, ...

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    From the Archive: a violincello by William Forster II, London, c.1785

    2016-07-04T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a cello by William Forster was published in The Strad, April 1979. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: William Forster II, generally referred to as 'Old Forster' and sometimes as 'Royal Forster', was born at Brampton, Cumberland in 1739, and died in ...

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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

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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 ...