All Gallery articles – Page 8

  • Rattle7
    Gallery

    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 and above, ...

  • Mystery6Feb15Back
    Gallery

    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 ...

  • Mystery_30115
    Gallery

    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 ...

  • Mystery_16_1_14
    Gallery

    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
    Gallery

    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
    Gallery

    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
    Gallery

    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 ...

  • Mystery12121
    Gallery

    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 ...

  • StMartin1
    Gallery

    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 ...

  • Campanula_Pic2
    Gallery

    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 ...

  • Mystery_5_11_14
    Gallery

    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
    Gallery

    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, ...

  • Montagana2410
    Gallery

    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
    Gallery

    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 ...

  • Case_Gallery
    Gallery

    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

  • six-laureates-top
    Gallery

    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 ...

  • 4678-01-large
    Gallery

    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
    Gallery

    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 ...

  • Bignami1
    Gallery

    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
    Gallery

    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