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  • Mystery3_July_2015
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    From the Archive: a violin by Gasparo da Salo, Brescia, late 16th century

    2015-07-06T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Gasparo da Salo violin was published in The Strad, September 1973. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs:Very few violins by Gasparo da Salo (c.1542-1609), the celebrated Brescian maker, whose actual name was Gasparo di Bertolotti – the ‘da Salo’ being derived ...

  • Mystery_29_5_15
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    From the Archive: a Matteo Gofriller cello, Venice 1700

    2015-06-01T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Matteo Gofriller cello was published in The Strad, July 1972. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: During the 18th century the number of cellos made in Italy was very small in comparison with the output of violins. ...

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    Minnesota Orchestra tours to Cuba

    2015-05-26T00:00:00Z

    The Minnesota Orchestra performed in Havana, Cuba this month † the first major American orchestra to perform in the country since President Obama ordered the restoration of full diplomatic relations. The two nations had been locked in a political stalemate for over half a century following the ...

  • Mystery22_5_15
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    From the Archive: a Dominicus Montagnana cello, Venice 1735

    2015-05-25T00:00:00Z

    Dominicus Montagnana is justly considered to have been the finest of the many talented luthiers who worked in Venice during the first half of the eighteenth century. He was born about 1690 and died some time after 1750. It is doubtful whether his reputation would be so great were it ...

  • Mystery_15_5_15
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    From the Archive: an Alexander Despine violin, Turin 1828

    2015-05-17T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of an Alexander Despine violin was published in The Strad, July 1970. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Alexander Despine was active little more than a century ago, but there is little reliable information on him. Several writers mention that he was a ...

  • Mystery-8_5_15
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    From the Archive: a cello by Pressenda, Turin, 1828

    2015-05-11T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a cello by Pressenda was published in The Strad, June 1970. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Although a number of fine violins by Pressenda have been illustrated in this journal, the splendid violincello featured this month is the first by this ...

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    The Strad: May 1890

    2015-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Hungarian-born violinist Joseph Joachim graced the cover of The Strad 's very first issue, published 125 years ago this month. Here are the first two pages, which also contain an account by Charles Hallé on how he came to found the renowned Manchester orchestra. The things you could buy for ...

  • Mystery_24_4_15
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    From the Archive: a violin by Tomasso Balestrieri, 1756

    2015-04-27T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Tomasso Balestrieri was published in The Strad, August 1939. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Tomasso Balestrieri is one of those makers the quality of whose work varies very considerably, but even his less carefully finished instruments possess tonal ...

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    Quad City Symphony Orchestra launches ‘100 Years, 100 Cellos’

    2015-04-17T00:00:00Z

    The Quad City Symphony Orchestra , which this year celebrates its 100th anniversary, has launched '100 Years, 100 Cellos', aimed at raising funds for its music education programmes. One hundred cellos have been transformed by artists from the Quad-City area † the region of four counties in ...

  • Mystery_10_4_151
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    From the Archive: a violin by J.B. Guadagnini, Parma 1769

    2015-04-13T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by J.B. Guadagnini was published in The Strad, November 1938. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs

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    From the Archive: a double bass by Francesco Ruggeri, 1679

    2015-03-30T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a double bass by Francesco Ruggeri was published in The Strad, February 1939. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: A fine double bass by one of the great Cremonese makers is indeed a rarity, as the few old Italian double basses that ...

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    Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra presents 'Five Great Violins'

    2015-03-17T00:00:00Z

    The Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra, led by violinist and artistic director Dmitri Kogan, presented ' Five Great Violins ', a programme of popular classics at London’s Barbican Centre on 30 March 2015. The solos are played on five instruments by the great masters: Nicolò Amati, Antonio Stradivarius, Giuseppe Guarnieri ...

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    Simon Rattle conducts the first Young Orchestra for London

    2015-02-16T00:00:00Z

    As part of the Berlin Philharmonic’s week-long London residency in February 2015, the Barbican and Southbank Centres joined forces with the London Symphony Orchestra to launch a new mixed-ability Young Orchestra for London . The ensemble comprised 100 students aged between 11 and 21, of Grade 3 standard ...

  • Mystery6Feb15Back
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    From the Archive: a violin by Joseph Guarnerius, filius Andreae

    2015-02-09T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Joseph Guarnerius, filius Andreae was published in The Strad, July 1937. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This violin is of especial interest inasmuch, according to the eminent authority Mr Alfred Hill, there are distinct signs that Joseph Guarnerius ...

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    From the Archive: Antonio Stradivarius ‘Goddard’ violin, Cremona, 1686

    2015-02-02T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of the ‘Goddard’ Stradivarius violin was published in The Strad, May 1964. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This Stradivarius was made at the period when – to quote Messers Hill – Stradivarius ‘reached the plentitude of his powers as a craftsman’. The ...

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    From the Archive: a Carlo Antonio Testore violin, 1743

    2015-01-19T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Carlo Antonio Testore violin was published in The Strad, November 1916. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Much of the work of the Testore family is roughly or carelessly finished, but that this was due to any lack of executive skill ...

  • Mystery_2_1_15
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    From the Archive: a Pierre Silvestre violin, Lyons 1847

    2015-01-05T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Pierre Silvestre violin was published in The Strad, May 1916. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: I have met with other Silvestre instruments which in beauty of material have equalled or surpassed the illustrated instrument, but taking all points of workmanship, ...

  • Mystery_26_12_14
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    From the Archive: an Antonio Gragnani violin, 1750

    2014-12-29T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of an Antonio Gragnani violin was published in The Strad, March 1916. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Made in Leghorn, Italy, Gragnani’s instruments almost always possess a good tone, and on occasion he could, and did produce examples of good form and ...

  • Mystery_19_12_141
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    From the Archive: a Zanetto viola

    2014-12-22T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Zanetto viola was published in The Strad, January 1917. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: I am not acquainted with any English fiddle books which throw much light on Peregrino (or Pelegrino) Michelis di Zanetto, the maker of this extremely interesting ...

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    From the Archive: an Antonio Mariani violin

    2014-12-15T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of an Antonio Mariani, Pesaro violin was published in The Strad, July 1916. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The instrument here illustrated has a remarkably fine tone, despite the inelegant and somewhat primitive design which characterises the work of Mariani. It is ...