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  • Mystery_9_1_15
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    From the Archive: a violin by Tomaso Carcassi, Florence

    2019-08-30T14:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Tomaso Carcassi violin was published in The Strad, March 1953. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs:

  • Mystery_21_11_14
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    From the Archive: a Niccolò Amati violin, 1654

    2019-08-29T10:00:00Z

    This illustration of an Amati violin was published in The Strad, April 1913. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs

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    Gallery: asymmetric instruments

    2019-08-23T16:14:00Z

    These instruments are featured in The Strad’s September 2019 issue focus on experiments with asymmetry in instrument design

  • Mystery_14_11-14
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    From the Archive: a Bergonzi violin

    2019-08-23T11:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Bergonzi violin was published in The Strad, February 1913. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This is a really typical specimen of the master’s own model, exhibiting his peculiarities in the matter of outline and other details. Bergonzi varied his ...

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    From the Archive: a Maggini violin

    2019-08-15T14:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Paolo Maggini was published in The Strad, September 1912. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The principal measurements of this violin, as supplied by the owner, are: Length of body, 37 cm; width of upper bouts, 17.1 ...

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    From the Archive: a Lorenzo Storioni violin, 1785

    2019-08-14T13:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Lorenzo Storioni violin was published in The Strad, August 1912. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The Storioni illustrated is in a fine state of preservation, and well covered with varnish. Nearly all of this maker's instruments encountered today possess ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Giovanni Tononi, 1699

    2019-08-09T08:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Tononi was published in The Strad, July 1923. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This fine violin is essentially a lady’s instrument in every way, being of the small Amatise type in build. It was made in ...

  • Mystery_19_9_14
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    From the Archive: a violin by G.B. Rogeri, large pattern, 1697

    2019-08-07T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Battista Rogeri was published in The Strad, February 1914. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The larger violins of this great maker are exceedingly scarce. This Rogeri’s ordinary fiddles are, relatively speaking, numerous enough, and are about ...

  • Mystery_5Sept2014
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    From the Archive: a violin by Giovanni Grancino, Milan 1714

    2019-08-01T09:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Grancino was published in The Strad, April 1914. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Of the various Grancini, the instruments of Giovanni (1675-1737) are probably best known. Those of his father, sons, and various other relatives are ...

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    From the archive: a violin by Jacob Stainer, 1669

    2019-07-24T12:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1669 Jacob Stainer violin was published in The Strad, August 1934. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: Jacobus Stainer’s instruments were always German in style, although the master was immeasurably in advance of his countrymen. That he was acquainted with ...

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    Stradivarius at work in his studio by Edgar Bundy

    2019-07-09T16:00:00Z

    2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the exhibition of British artist Edgar Bundy’s portrait of Stradivarius at work in his studio at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. Although there is some doubt as to the authenticity of the 1893 painting – as no definitive record of the luthier’s appearance exists ...

  • Photo Jorge Royan
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    The Strad Quiz: Statue edition

    2019-07-04T12:31:00Z

       

  • Cello Strap
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    Air Canada’s cello netting system

    2019-06-18T16:08:00Z

    Over-the-top or a sensible precaution? This rigorous approach to tying down cellos is dividing opinion

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    In focus: the 1728 'Milanollo' Stradivari

    2019-05-31T14:15:00Z

    Roger Hargrave examines the Stradivari ‘Milanollo’ violin of 1728, one of the few of the master’s instruments to keep its original sharpness

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    Ottmar Hörl and his smiling Beethovens

    2019-05-21T12:00:00Z

    The German conceptual artist Ottmar Hörl poses next to some of his smiling sculptures representing the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven at Münsterplatz Square in Bonn, western Germany. Around 700 sculptures by the artist are displayed in the city until 2 June as part of the festivities to mark ...

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    In focus: the 1696 Stradivari 'Archinto' viola

    2019-05-17T12:22:00Z

    John Dilworth praises the archetypal beauty of Stradivari’s ‘Archinto’ viola, a magical example of form and aesthetic

  • Tim Duerinck money violin crop
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    Gallery: A violin made out of shredded money

    2019-05-03T16:35:00Z

    ‘The Value of a Violin’ is on exhibition at the Design Museum Ghent during the Queen Elisabeth competition

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    In focus: c.1845-50 violin by Georges Chanot

    2019-04-10T13:55:00Z

    Roland Baumgartner examines an instrument by one of the most important 19th-century French makers 

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    New violin design to be demonstrated in Lisbon on 11 April

    2019-04-05T14:43:00Z

    The ‘Santa Cecilia’ violin is being unveiled at the Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Musical Instruments

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    30 cellos in a Chicago swimming pool

    2019-03-20T15:39:00Z

    Katinka Kleijn and Lia Kohl perform Water on the Bridge, a devised theatre and music piece, in and around the Eckhart Park pool in Chicago. The performance represented the first full-scale iteration of a project the two cellists have been working on since 2016, incorporating ‘elements of theatre, movement, ...