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    From the Archive: a cello by Matteo Goffriller, Venice

    2014-10-05T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a cello by Matteo Goffriller was published in The Strad, January 1924. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This violincello in the Lutyens collection is a finer specimen than any instrument I have yet seen except those by the finest of ...

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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. ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by John Hare, 1720

    2014-09-14T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by John Hare was published in The Strad, October 1913. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs

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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 ...

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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 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 ...

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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: the ‘Louis Spohr’ Guadagnini violin

    2014-07-06T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by G.B. Guadagnini was published in The Strad, July 1930. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: This instrument is one of the very finest specimens of the Turin work of Guadagnini in existence. It was privately possessed for many ...

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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, ...

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    From the archive: a viola by Jacob Stainer, 1670

    2014-05-01T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a viola by Jacob Stainer was published in The Strad, May 1925. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: Mr Posner’s Stainer viola is easily the finest, in every respect, known to me. It measures 16 11/16ths in body length, the upper ...

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    From the archive: a violin by Joseph Guarneri del Gesu, 1738

    2014-04-27T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesu' was published in The Strad, January 1925. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: This wonderful Joseph is indeed a fiddle which justifies the use of superlatives in any attempt to describe it, and one ...

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    From the archive: a cello by Domenico Montagnana

    2014-04-13T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Domenico Montagnana cello was published in The Strad, May 1924. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: This very fine cello by the ‘mighty Venetian’, Domenico Montagnana, is one of the treasures of the Lutyens collection. It was ...

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    From the archive: a violin by Niccolo Amati, 1658

    2014-04-06T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1658 Niccolo Amati violin was published in The Strad, November 1923. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: This lovely example of Niccolo Amati – at his best – forms part of the collection of fiddles by Captain John Audley Harvey, ...

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    From the archive: a violin by Omobono Stradivari, Cremona, 1740

    2014-03-30T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1740 Omobono Stradivari violin was published in The Strad, August 1929. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: As long ago as the occasion of the 1872 Exhibition, the question of the degree of participation by the sons ...

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    From the archive: a cello by G.B. Gabrielli, Florence, 1756

    2014-03-10T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1756 G.B. Gabrielli cello was published in The Strad, September 1953. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: Giovanni Baptista Gabrielli was one of the best of a numerous band of eighteenth century Florentine makers, which included Pietro Anselmo and Gasparo ...