All Gallery articles – Page 8

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    Instruments of today and yesterday at Collège Saint Martin, Angers

    2014-12-15T00:00:00Z

    Collège Saint Martin in Angers, France is hosting an exhibition of instruments from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, plus contemporary examples, until 4 January 2015. The 'Vibrations and Resonances' collection is aimed at introducing people in the region to the 'vitality of the violin' and also involves local violin ...

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    The Campanula, featuring 16 sympathetic strings

    2014-12-10T00:00:00Z

    The Campanula, a 20-stringed instrument named after the bell flower, was given a rare outing at the Musical Instrument Museum in Berlin during November, performed by Berlin Philharmonic cellist Georg Faust. The concert of Bach and Mozart followed the first Campanula Festival, held in the small town of ...

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    From the Archive: a Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù violin, 1736

    2014-12-08T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù violin was published in The Strad, July 1915. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This instrument has the most beautiful tone. It measures 13 ¾ inches in length of body, upper bouts 6 9/16 inches across, lower ...

  • Mystery_28_11_14
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    From the Archive: a Gennaro Gagliano violin

    2014-12-01T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Gennaro Gagliano violin was published in The Strad, September 1915. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The names of Alexander, and his eldest son Niccolo, were familiar amongst our British fiddlers long before that of Gennaro came to the fore. Today, ...

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    From the Archive: a Domenica Montagana violin, 1715

    2014-10-27T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Domenica Montagana violin was published in The Strad, June 1912. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Of all the fiddles whose pictures have appeared in The Strad I can recall none to which that much abused word ‘unique’ can be ...

  • Mystery_Oct17
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    From the Archive: a violin by Giovanni Battista Rogeri, Brescia

    2014-10-20T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by G.B. Rogeri was published in The Strad, May 1931. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: G.B Rogeri was born in Bologna about 1650, and records show that he came to Cremona to learn fiddle-making from Niccolo Amati. The influence ...

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    Violin cases: security and splendour

    2014-10-15T00:00:00Z

    In Accessories 2014 we track the evolution of the violin case through some of the more impresisvely built and decorated examples

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    The six laureates of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

    2014-09-21T00:00:00Z

    South Korean violinist Jinjoo Cho won first prize , worth $30,000, at the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI) on Saturday, following her performance of Korngold's Violin Concerto. See pictures of the six competition laureates performing during the final with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra by clicking on ...

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    Yale School of Music: The Petryn Collection

    2014-09-15T00:00:00Z

    The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments recently acquired more than 20 stringed instruments and bows from the Andrew F. Petryn Collection. Here are five of the highlights: violins by Nicolò Amati, Matthias Klotz and Johann Klotz, an 18th-century English cello, and a c.1770 quinton by Nicolas Augustin Chappuy. ...

  • Mystery_29-8-14
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    From the Archive: a violin by Stefano Scarampella, Mantua, 1901

    2014-08-31T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Stefano Scarampella was published in The Strad, July 1958. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The founder of the Scarampella family of violin makers, which originated in Brescia, was Paolo who was born in Brescia in 1803 and ...

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    A 1963 violin by Otello Bignami

    2014-08-25T00:00:00Z

    This is a 1963 violin by Otello Bignami, one of the key figures in 20th-century Bolognese lutherie, who was born 100 years ago this year. Instruments of the Bologna school demonstrates the following features, as defined by Bignami in 1984: 'The purfling is peculiar, in that it is made ...

  • Mystery_22-8-14
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    From the Archive: a violin by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda, Turin c1820

    2014-08-24T00:00:00Z

    Thess photographs of a violin by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda was published in The Strad, January 1959. The following text is extracted from the accompanying article

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    From the Archive: a violin by Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples 1774

    2014-08-17T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Ferdinando Gagliano was published in The Strad, May 1958. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Ferdinando Gagliano was the eldest of the third generation of Gaglianos, a family of luthiers who enjoyed a virtual monopoly of violin making ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Joseph Guarneri filius Andrea

    2014-08-10T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Joseph Guarneri was published in The Strad, January 1914. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: There may be many interested in Italian work who, either ‘know not Joseph’, son of Andrea Guarneri, or in some way confuse his ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Joseph Guarneri filius Andrea

    2014-08-10T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Joseph Guarneri was published in The Strad, January 1914. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: There may be many interested in Italian work who, either ‘know not Joseph’, son of Andrea Guarneri, or in some way confuse his productions ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Carlo Bergonzi, Cremona, 1732, ‘Tarisio’

    2014-07-20T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Carlo Bergonzi was published in The Strad, June 1964. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Carlo Bergonzi will always rank as one of the greatest of the Cremonese makers as a number of his violins equal in originality ...

  • Mystery11-7-14
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    From the Archive: a violin by Santo Serafino, Venice, 1737

    2014-07-13T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Santo Serafino was published in The Strad, May 1930. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: With Santo Serafino one has an exceptional instance among the great masters of instrument-making, of the development of beauty of appearance in his ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Giovanni Grancino, 1697

    2014-06-29T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1697 violin by Giovanni Grancino was published in The Strad, July 1928. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: Thought the illustrated Grancino is early in date and somewhat indefinite in style, it is large in pattern, comparatively flat in model, ...

  • Mystery_20_6_14
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    From the Archive: a cello by Joseph Guarnerius filius Andrea, 1707

    2014-06-23T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1707 cello by Joseph Guarnerius filius Andrea was published in The Strad, November 1928. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: Authentic cellos by this maker are exceedingly rare, although a number of speculative old cellos have been attributed to him, ...

  • Mystery_13-6-14
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    From the Archive: a large pattern violin by Andrea Amati, Cremona, 1572

    2014-06-15T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1572 violin by Andrea Amati was published in The Strad, March 1928. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: This instrument by Andrea Amati is perhaps unique, it being the only large violin by the maker that is known to me. ...