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  • Rocca
    Article

    From the Archive: a cello by Joseph Rocca, Turin, 1838

    2017-07-03T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a cello by Joseph Rocca was published in The Strad, November 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photograph: What is it about the month of November that brings out the sellers? Ever since November 1978 and the big Sotheby event that began ...

  • nathaniel cross
    Article

    From the Archive: a violin by Nathaniel Cross, 'Aldermanbury'

    2017-06-26T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Nathaniel Cross was published in The Strad, August 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photograph: Born in 1689, when the only possible social mobility was downward, and humility and hard work were the only defence against the gutter and ...

  • millant_Bernard
    Article

    Remembering Bernard Millant 1929–2017

    2017-06-21T00:00:00Z

    The esteemed bow maker, dealer, author and expert died in April aged 87. Jean-François Raffin, who worked with Millant and co-authored the celebrated three-volume work L'Archet with him, remembers his friend and colleague

  • lord norton
    Article

    From the Archive: the Antonio Stradivari, 'Lord Norton', violin 1737

    2017-06-19T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Antonio Stradivari was published in The Strad, July 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photograph: The violin is named after Lord Norton, who purchased it from George Hart shortly after the sale of the Gillot collection at Christies in ...

  • leonidas kavakos
    Article

    Leonidas Kavakos acquires 1734 ‘Willemotte’ Stradivarius violin

    2017-06-19T00:00:00Z

    The violinist first encountered the instrument in 1994 and was reunited with it more than 20 years later through Florian Leonhard Fine Violins

  • nicolo gagliano
    Article

    From the Archive: a violin by Nicolo Gagliano of Naples, 1775

    2017-06-12T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Nicolo Gagliano of Naples was published in The Strad, June 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photograph: Sotheby's mammoth sale on April 30 mustered 564 lots. The attendance strained the resources of the Conduit Street Gallery, with foreign ...

  • Guarneri del Gesù
    Article

    How the sale of a rediscovered Guarneri 'del Gesù' violin is helping to promote female composers

    2017-05-26T00:00:00Z

    Pianist Diana Ambache explains how she came to set up the Ambache Charitable Trust with proceeds from the sale of a 1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin, discovered in her late father's collection

  • carlo bergonzi
    Article

    From the Archive: a violin by Carlo Bergonzi, 'ex Kreisler'

    2017-05-22T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Carlo Bergonzi was published in The Strad, January 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Hill's record of this Carlo Bergonzi violin places it first in the collection of Count Cozio di Salabue, the first great violin collector and ...

  • j.b. vuillaume
    Article

    From the Archive: a violin by J.B. Vuillaume, 'ex-Kreisler', 1845

    2017-05-15T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of an 1845 violin by J.B. Vuillaume was published in The Strad, January 1987. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: In 1925 Kreisler purchased from Hill's a copy of a ' del Gesù' made by J.B. Vuillaume circa 1845. Although the least 'distinguished' ...

  • british airways
    Article

    $300,000 double bass cracked during British Airways flight

    2017-05-04T00:00:00Z

    Double bassist Barry Chan has claimed that his 150-year-old instrument and case were badly damaged during the flight from Vienna to Hong Kong

  • david tecchler
    Gallery

    From the Archive: a cello by David Tecchler, Rome 1706

    2017-04-10T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1706 cello by David Tecchler (c.1666 – c.1747) was published on the front cover of The Strad, July 1986. The photograph was reproduced courtesy of dealer/restorer Bein and Fushi of Chicago. German-born Tecchler arrived in Rome in his late 20s and is considered the ...

  • bernard millant
    News

    Leading French bow maker Bernard Millant has died aged 87

    2017-04-09T00:00:00Z

    Descended from a long line of French luthiers, Millant produced bows based on his own design and was the author of the definitive book on French bows

  • goffriller
    Gallery

    From the Archive: a violin by Matteo Goffriller, Venice, 1696

    2017-04-03T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Matteo Goffriller was published in The Strad, August 1986. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Hugh Bean once remarked that Albert Sammons 'got through one violin a week'. This statement is obviously an exaggeration but it does ...

  • anne-sophie mutter
    Article

    Anne-Sophie Mutter on what makes Stradivarius violins so special

    2017-03-30T00:00:00Z

    If you ask the right questions, the violin will be a mate for life...these Stradivari violins have the amazing capacity to keep the substance of their sound, even when playing at the quietest pianissimo' German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter speaks about the very special quality of her ...

  • stradivari violin
    News

    Croall, McEwen' Stradivarius violin sells for almost £2 million

    2017-03-28T00:00:00Z

    1684 instrument sold for just under its upper guide price at Ingles & Hayday on 28 March 2017

  • luigi lanaro
    News

    Italian luthier Luigi Lanaro has died aged 96

    2017-03-28T00:00:00Z

    Based in Padua for most of his working life, Lanaro was notable for founding the first school of violin making in Mexico

  • panormopanormo
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    From the Archive: a violin by Joseph Panormo

    2017-03-27T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Joseph Panormo was published in The Strad, May 1986. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Joseph Panormo was the eldest son of Vincenzo Panormo and his father's principal apprentice until the beginning of the 19th century. Born ...

  • ricci
    Article

    Listen to Ruggiero Ricci's Lorenzo Storioni violin, 1779

    2017-03-16T00:00:00Z

    David Ballesteros plays an excerpt from Massenet’s Méditation on a 1779 violin by Lorenzo Storioni, formerly owned by Ruggiero Ricci. The instrument is due to be auctioned by Brompton's Fine and Rare Instruments at The Royal Institution in London on 27 March 2017. Accompanying ...

  • ames
    Article

    Stolen ‘Ames’ Stradivarius violin returns to the stage

    2017-03-10T00:00:00Z

    There was evidence that the thief tried to glue the cracks himself with superglue' - Bruno Price, Rare Violins of New York. The 'Ames' Stradivarius violin is to return to the stage after an extensive year-long restoration. The instrument was stolen from from the office of violinist ...

  • hupfeld
    Article

    The Hupfeld Phonoliszt Violina - a self-playing violin invented in 1907

    2017-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Invented in 1907, the Hupfeld Company’s ‘violin player’ was one of the marvels revealed at the World’s Fair of 1910 in Brussels. The instrument is a combination of a player piano and three violins (each with only one active string), which are mounted vertically and played with a ...