In Focus: A 1926 violin by Jeromos Cigl

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Zoltán Délczeg examines an instrument by the Hungarian maker

In Budapest at the turn of the 20th century, the most important violin making centres were Mihály Reményi’s workshop on Király Street, and the one founded by Pál Pilát at Ferenc Liszt Square. At that time Hungarian music was in the ascendent, with Joseph Szigeti, Jenő Hubay, Ede Reményi and Ede Zathureczky enjoying international careers. Artists such as these would bring their Italian instruments to Budapest for repair, allowing the city’s luthiers to study them, and the influence of these makers can be seen in their own work…

 

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