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1580c Gasparo da Salò double bass

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The Strad Calendar 2021: Gasparo da Salò double bass c.1580

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The workmanship of this bass is typical of Gasparo, with the distinctive double purfling and long, widely set f-holes

1695 GB Rogeri cello

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The Strad Calendar 2021: Giovanni Battista Rogeri cello 1695

2020-11-19T09:00:00+00:00By

The arching of the Rogeri is flat, unlike the bulbous forms of most of his contemporary makers

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We examine the ‘Willemotte’ violin of 1734 – a masterpiece of Stradivari’s late period, now owned by Leonidas Kavakos. There’s an article on a newly discovered cadenza to Beethoven’s Violin Concerto by Vieuxtemps, and a look at the history of the viola d’amore..

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