Latest lutherie – Page 9

  • Sachs crop

    In focus: the 'Sachs' Stradivari of c.1666


    John Dilworth takes a close look at one of the very earliest violins attributable to Stradivari

  • by John Holder

    The thief, his wife and the 'Huberman' Strad


    The ‘Gibson, Huberman’ Stradivari now owned by Joshua Bell has a history worthy of a blockbuster thriller. Stolen twice in the 20th century, the second time it remained undiscovered for nearly 50 years despite being played in public regularly by its thief. In this article from January 1998, Carla Shapreau ...

  • Brodsky Guad crop

    In focus: 1751 violin by G.B. Guadagnini


    One of two by the maker owned by Adolph Brodsky, it has a good claim to being the one on which he premiered the Tchaikovsky concerto, writes Stewart Pollens

  • clipboard_image

    Why musicians should appeal against the ivory act


    Benjamin Hebbert on the ethical tightrope of campaigning for exemptions to the Ivory Act while supporting its aim to put a stop to the slaughter of elephants

  • Celoniato crop

    In focus: c.1737 cello by G.F. Celoniato


    From a Turinese maker with a relatively short but successful career, from which only a handful of instruments survive, comes this elegant cello. Article by Simon Morris

  • Frank Peter Zimmermann

    Frank Peter Zimmermann talks violins


    In this video, Frank Peter Zimmermann describes what it means to have a long-term relationship with your instrument, and how you know which violin is right for you.

  • Torleif Thedeen with 1783 Guadagnini

    Rostropovich's record-breaking Guadagnini on loan to Torleif Thedéen


    Norwegian musical instrument foundation bought the cello for nearly £2m from an auction of the great Russian’s collection

  • Top down cr Jean Fitzgerald

    In focus: the 1706 'Brott-Turner/Schumacher' Tecchler cello


    Tom Wilder examines an instrument in an excellent state of preservation by the foremost maker of the Roman school. From the September 2014 issue of The Strad

  • Rocca 1850 crop

    In focus: 1850 violin by Giuseppe Rocca


    John Dilworth examines a violin from the height of Rocca’s powers, after he left the Pressenda workshop to strike out on his own. From the January 2011 issue of The Strad

  • Gabrielli crop

    In focus: 1764 violin by Giovanni Battista Gabrielli


    In this article from the February 2009 issue, Gabriele Rossi Rognoni examines an instrument by probably the most prominent Florentine maker, about whom very little information survives. Photographs by Marco Rabatti, Serge Domingie

  • Untitled

    Photographing a Stradivarius


    In this video from 2013, still life photographer Søren Jonesen photographs the 1714 ‘Yoldi-Moldenhauer’ Stradivari. The photoshoot was organised by Danish high-end digital photography company Phase One working with Andy Lim of Darling Publications, which printed a monograph featuring the photos and history of the instrument. The concept was ...

  • Wieniawski Strad crop

    In focus: The ‘Wieniawski’ Stradivarius of 1719


    In this article from the May 2009 issue, Florian Leonhard takes a close look at a violin which ’encapsulates everything that made Antonio Stradivari such a legendary figure’. Photographs by Richard Valencia

  • Postiglione 1891 crop

    In focus: violin by Vincenzo Postiglione, 1891


    Sean Bishop examines a violin by the most prolific and finest Neapolitan makers of the second half of the 19th century. From the January 2008 issue. Photographs by Richard Valencia [click ‘+’ to zoom]

  • Stella

    The 1707 'Stella' Stradivarius


    Our 2019 calendar brings together twelve of the finest instruments ever made by Antonio Stradivari, all of which were on display at the Tokyo Stradivarius Festival, where the video below was taken. Text by Alessandra Barabaschi 

  • Cecil crop

    The 1724 ‘Cecil’ Stradivarius – a masterpiece unseen and unheard


    Despite having been examined by some of the best-known experts in history, the violin has spent centuries largely hidden – until now. John Dilworth examines one of the least regarded instruments by the Cremonese master

  • Kustendyke

    The Strad Calendar 2019: the ‘Kustendyke’ Stradivarius of 1699


    Our 2019 calendar brings together twelve of the finest instruments ever made by Antonio Stradivari, all of which were on display at the Tokyo Stradivarius Festival, where the video below was taken. Description by Alessandra Barabaschi 

  • N.F.Vuillaume crop

    In focus: an 1859 violin by Nicolas-François Vuillaume


    Roland Baumgartner examines a violin representing a free interpretation of the work of Guarneri ‘del Gesù’, by J.B. Vuillaume’s younger brother [click ‘+’ to zoom]

  • Italy Map

    The secrets of the Brescian lutherie tradition


    While the Cremonese making tradition has been well documented, that of neighbouring Brescia has remained mysterious. Evan Davenport examines the available evidence for clues to the working methods of the region

  • Baretti crop

    In focus: a 1927 'Stroh' violin by Buffa Baretti


    In this article from the January 2012 issue of The Strad, Christopher Germain examines the history and construction of an unusual horn violin made in Trieste

  • clipboard_image

    In focus: an 1800 viola by Giovanni Gagliano


    Carlo Chiesa takes a look at a viola which makes up in warm and powerful sound what it may lack in luxury materials [click ‘+’ to zoom]