Latest lutherie – Page 4

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    The Fab Four

    2019-09-04T12:00:00Z

    At this year’s Suntory Hall Chamber Music Garden festival in Tokyo the Kuss Quartet performed a complete Beethoven cycle on the ‘Paganini’ quartet of Stradivaris, on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation. Gavin Dixon spoke to the players about this very special project – and learnt a little more about ...

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    A Master Copyist

    2019-09-04T11:00:00Z

    Gaetano Sgarabotto was renowned for making replicas of old Italian instruments – and left numerous records of his research on their makers’ styles. Focusing on his replica scrolls, Andrea Zanrè examines the secrets of Sgarabotto’s success 

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    From the Archive: a violin by Tomaso Carcassi, Florence

    2019-08-30T14:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Tomaso Carcassi violin was published in The Strad, March 1953. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs:

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    From the Archive: a Niccolò Amati violin, 1654

    2019-08-29T10:00:00Z

    This illustration of an Amati violin was published in The Strad, April 1913. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs

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    Stradivarius: a podcast

    2019-08-19T10:27:00Z

    A podcast that examines the secrets of the Stradivarius sound

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    Laurence Lesser talks about his Brothers Amati cello

    2019-08-16T15:32:00Z

    American cellist Laurence Lesser talks about the history and special characteristics of the Antonio Girolamo Amati cello which has been his ‘musical mate’ since 1972

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    In focus: a c.1710 violin by Pieter Rombouts

    2019-08-16T13:51:00Z

    Hubert De Launay examines an Amsterdam violin with an explosively flamed back and tons of rich, red varnish

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    From the Archive: a Maggini violin

    2019-08-15T14:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Paolo Maggini was published in The Strad, September 1912. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The principal measurements of this violin, as supplied by the owner, are: Length of body, 37 cm; width of upper bouts, 17.1 ...

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    From the Archive: a Lorenzo Storioni violin, 1785

    2019-08-14T13:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Lorenzo Storioni violin was published in The Strad, August 1912. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The Storioni illustrated is in a fine state of preservation, and well covered with varnish. Nearly all of this maker's instruments encountered today possess ...

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    From the Archive: a violin by Giovanni Tononi, 1699

    2019-08-09T08:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Tononi was published in The Strad, July 1923. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This fine violin is essentially a lady’s instrument in every way, being of the small Amatise type in build. It was made in ...

  • Mystery_19_9_14
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    From the Archive: a violin by G.B. Rogeri, large pattern, 1697

    2019-08-07T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Battista Rogeri was published in The Strad, February 1914. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The larger violins of this great maker are exceedingly scarce. This Rogeri’s ordinary fiddles are, relatively speaking, numerous enough, and are about ...

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    Can you tell a fake instrument from the genuine article?

    2019-08-06T11:45:00Z

    With more and more instrument forgeries finding their way on to the market, how do experts, dealers and buyers stay wise to deception? Femke Colborne finds out

  • Pablo Ferrandez stradivari
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    Comparing 3 Stradivari cellos

    2019-08-02T11:58:00Z

    Pablo Ferrández visits the Nippon Music Foundation to compare the 1696 'Lord Aylesford' cello he has on loan with two others by Stradivari, the 1730 'De Munck, Feuermann' and the 1736 'Ladenburg' (part of the 'Paganini' quartet).  

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    From the Archive: a violin by Giovanni Grancino, Milan 1714

    2019-08-01T09:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giovanni Grancino was published in The Strad, April 1914. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: Of the various Grancini, the instruments of Giovanni (1675-1737) are probably best known. Those of his father, sons, and various other relatives are ...

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    An unexpected twist

    2019-07-31T15:10:00Z

    The few remaining guitars by Antonio Stradivari have distinctive characteristics – which proved useful when another example came to light recently in a museum collection. Emiliano Marinucci and Lorenzo Frignani tell the story

  • Dai Ting Chung
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    The Jewel of Taiwan: The Strad Calendar 2020

    2019-07-31T15:00:00Z

    The Chimei Museum in Taiwan houses the largest collection of stringed instruments in the world.The Strad Calendar 2020 marks 30 years since its founding, as Dai-Ting Chung and Andrew Guan highlight some of the remarkable treasures within its walls

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    In focus: a c.1930 violin by Ignacio Fleta

    2019-07-25T16:38:00Z

    Jordi Pinto examines an instrument by the important Spanish maker

  • Fussen lute and violin making
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    Book review: Füssen Lute and Violin Making; A European Legacy

    2019-07-25T12:55:00Z

    John Dilworth reviews a history of lutherie in the southern German town

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    From the archive: a violin by Jacob Stainer, 1669

    2019-07-24T12:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1669 Jacob Stainer violin was published in The Strad, August 1934. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: Jacobus Stainer’s instruments were always German in style, although the master was immeasurably in advance of his countrymen. That he was acquainted with ...

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    In focus: c.1767 violin by G.B. Gabrielli

    2019-07-19T12:02:00Z

    Kai Dase takes a close look at a violin by one of the finest and most influential Florentine makers of the 18th century