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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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    All Set up and Ready to Go

    2019-09-04T09:00:00Z

    In the first of two articles looking at instrument set-up, Joseph Curtin examines the acoustic roles played by the tailpiece and fingerboard in affecting vibration, frequency and resonance 

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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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    Gallery: asymmetric instruments

    2019-08-23T16:14:00Z

    These instruments are featured in The Strad’s September 2019 issue focus on experiments with asymmetry in instrument design

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    From the Archive: a Bergonzi violin

    2019-08-23T11:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Bergonzi violin was published in The Strad, February 1913. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This is a really typical specimen of the master’s own model, exhibiting his peculiarities in the matter of outline and other details. Bergonzi varied his ...

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    Ask the Experts: how to correct a violin bridge position

    2019-08-22T12:00:00Z

    Three top luthiers answers a reader's query on preserving the correct instrument geometry after changing strings

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    Trade Secrets: Asymmetric neck shaping

    2019-08-20T14:00:00Z

    A method that allows for deviation from the standard neck outline, for the comfort of the individual player

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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 ...

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    Ask the Experts: protecting your instrument from chips and nicks

    2019-08-08T12:00:00Z

    A panel of luthiers give their thoughts on some unusual marks that have appeared on the surface of a violinist's instrument over the course of his playing career

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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

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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 ...