All Gallery articles – Page 10

  • Strange_Ancient1
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    The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments

    2014-01-08T00:00:00Z

    Founded by Clare Salaman in 2010, the Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments perform folk songs and dances, Medieval, Renaissance and Classical music from the 13th to the 18th centuries, and newly composed works on instruments including hurdy gurdy, viola d’amore, viola da gamba and harpsichord. The group takes its ...

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    Name the maker: a violin by Pietro Giacomo Rogeri

    2014-01-01T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Pietro Giacomo Rogeri was published in The Strad, July 1925. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photograph: For absolute perfection of form, beauty of material and workmanship and purity of tone, the violin here will hold its own with ...

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    From the archive: a violin by P.G. Mantegazza, Milan, 1760

    2014-01-01T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1760 P.G. Mantegazza violin was published in The Strad, October 1969. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: Pietro Giovanni Mantegazza is the best known of a prominent group of makers, dealers and restorers who worked in Milan during the 18th ...

  • Antonio Stradivari Sunrise violin, 1677
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    A tour of the Museo del Violino

    2013-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Besides its collections of classical, modern and contemporary instruments, Cremona's new Museo del Violino boasts high-tech interactive displays and a state-of-the-art concert hall. To navigate through the gallery, click on any picture and use the left and right arrow keys to scroll through the images. Subscribe ...

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    The decorated Stradivari instruments of the Royal Palace of Madrid

    2013-12-18T00:00:00Z

    The Stradivaris of the Madrid Royal Palace are the only decorated instruments the maker is known to have made as a set, and includes his only known decorated cello. The quartet of instruments – two violins, a viola and cello – was originally a quintet but during the Napoleonic wars ...

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    The secret history of the world's oldest cello

    2013-12-18T00:00:00Z

    How CT scanning reveals the hidden past of Amati's 'King' cello Researchers at the National Music Museum in South Dakota, US, are using hospital CT scanning equipment to gather information on the construction of what is thought to be the oldest surviving cello, ‘The King’, made by the 16th-century ...

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    From the archive: a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri ‘filius Andreae’ from 1718

    2013-12-16T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri ‘filius Andreae’ from 1718 was published in The Strad, October 1939. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: This violin bears unmistakable signs of having been constructed in a hurry. The purfling, for instance, was obviously ...

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    From the archive: a violin by Pietro Guarneri of Venice, 1737

    2013-12-09T00:00:00Z

    This instrument by Petrus Guarnerius, Venice, 1737, is published in The Strad, January 1928. The following extract is taken from text accompanying the photographs: Known by the name of Petrus of Venice, to distinguish him from his uncle of the same name who worked for many years in Mantua, ...

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    From the archive: a cello by Daniel Parker

    2013-12-02T00:00:00Z

    This cello made by the 18th century English maker Daniel Parker appeared in the September 1930 issue of The Strad, accompanied by the following text (extract): No lions menaced our Daniel, his danger coming from humbler, duller creatures. Rarity of examples and the inflexibility of orthodoxy were the factors ...

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    Can you guess this violin from the Library of Congress?

    2013-11-12T00:00:00Z

    The Library of Congress instrument collection includes this violin, once played by Evelyn Spitalny. It's labelled as a Bergonzi, but curator Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford is not so sure. Do you have any ideas?

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    String players for Movember – classic moustaches from The Strad archives

    2013-11-08T00:00:00Z

    Movember is the new November. To signal our support for the Movember mission, we hereby present our gallery of top ten classical moustaches from The Strad archives. With over a hundred years of magazines to choose from there were rich pickings to be had – at least enough for the ...

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    From the archive: an 1847 Joseph Rocca

    2013-11-04T00:00:00Z

    This 1847 Rocca was featured in the March 1915 issue of The Strad, accompanied by the following text: ‘There is something in the nature of evidence that the subject of this article was a member of a family of makers. That he worked with Pressenda is certain; ...

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    From the archive: a violin by Hendrik Jacobs, 1704

    2013-11-01T00:00:00Z

    This instrument, featured in The Strad, August 1938, was published with the following text: There is a legend that Hendrik Jacobs worked as an apprentice with Nicolò Amati at Cremona – where he was known as Enricus Jacobus – and that before returning to Amsterdam with a quantity of ...

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    From the archive: a 1755 Guadagnini

    2013-10-29T00:00:00Z

    This 1755 Guadagnini was featured in the May 1935 issue of The Strad, accompanied by the following text: 'The particular violin which is illustrated in this issue enjoys the distinction of having been chosen by a well-known American violinist in preference to a Stradivari which was offered at ...

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    The Ostrovsky technique of hand formation - or tendinitis?

    2013-10-16T00:00:00Z

    A series of advertisements from The Strad, 1914, shows a system for strengthening the hands that looks more like a torture tool. No less than Efrem Zimbalist recommended it as 'epoch-making': more probably, pain-making.

  • Stradivari pattern
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    From Stradivari's workshop

    2013-10-10T00:00:00Z

    Stradivari's tools, moulds and templates have been transplanted from the Museo Stradivariano in Cremona and are now on display in the city's new Museo del Violino – alongside instruments from Cremona's most important collections. To navigate through the gallery, click on any picture and use the left and ...

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    Marsch–Impromptu sheet music could be key to Mittenwald buried treasure

    2013-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Mittenwald in southern Germany has been playing host to a treasure hunt by Dutch film-maker Leon Giesen, who believes that gold and diamonds hoarded by the Nazis lies buried somewhere in the town. The clues are allegedly to be found in the sheet music of a ‘Marsch–Impromptu’ by Gottfried Federlein, ...

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    A very significant violin

    2013-08-29T00:00:00Z

    At the European String Teachers Association conference in Oxford, Jean Sibelius's granddaughter Satu Jalas gave a session on her relative's Violin Concerto. She performed some of it on the violin he once owned, and which he played at the time he composed the great work. Jalas explained that the ...

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    Cremona's new violin museum

    2013-08-28T00:00:00Z

    Cremona's new Museo del Violino has its long-awaited opening on 14 September. Here's a taste of what visitors can see inside. Photos: Mino Biocchi/MDV

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    Concert programmes from the 1950s

    2013-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Programmes collected by the editor's father in the 1950s shine a light on some of the forgotten heroes of the orchestral scene in London at the time. Did you know any of these players? Did you study with them? Share your memories and thoughts of this great generation of ...