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  • Stradivarius_Painting_Full
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    Stradivarius at work in his studio by Edgar Bundy

    2019-07-09T16:00:00Z

    2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the exhibition of British artist Edgar Bundy’s portrait of Stradivarius at work in his studio at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. Although there is some doubt as to the authenticity of the 1893 painting – as no definitive record of the luthier’s appearance exists ...

  • Mystery_Oct32014
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    From the Archive: a cello by Matteo Goffriller, Venice

    2014-10-05T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a cello by Matteo Goffriller was published in The Strad, January 1924. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: This violincello in the Lutyens collection is a finer specimen than any instrument I have yet seen except those by the finest of ...

  • Mystery_12_9_14
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    From the Archive: a violin by John Hare, 1720

    2014-09-14T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by John Hare was published in The Strad, October 1913. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs

  • Mystery_August1
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    From the Archive: a violin by Pietro Giacomo Rogeri

    2014-08-03T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Pietro Giacomo Rogeri was published in The Strad, September 1913. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: For sheer beauty of form, workmanship, varnish, and – what is or should be of supreme importance – tone, the magnificent violin ...

  • Mystery_July26
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    From the Archive: a cello by C.G. Testore

    2014-07-27T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a cello by Carlo Giuseppe Testore was published in The Strad, July 1913. The following text is extracted from the article accompanying the photographs: The very interesting violoncello featured this month belonged at one time to Piatti, who sometimes played upon it in public and thought ...

  • Mystery4_7_14
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    From the Archive: the ‘Louis Spohr’ Guadagnini violin

    2014-07-06T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by G.B. Guadagnini was published in The Strad, July 1930. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: This instrument is one of the very finest specimens of the Turin work of Guadagnini in existence. It was privately possessed for many ...

  • Mystery_23_5_14
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    From the Archive: a violin by Andrea Guarneri

    2014-05-22T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Andrea Guarneri was published in The Strad, January 1926

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    From the archive: a viola by Jacob Stainer, 1670

    2014-05-01T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a viola by Jacob Stainer was published in The Strad, May 1925. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: Mr Posner’s Stainer viola is easily the finest, in every respect, known to me. It measures 16 11/16ths in body length, the upper ...

  • Mystery_April25_1
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    From the archive: a violin by Joseph Guarneri del Gesu, 1738

    2014-04-27T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesu' was published in The Strad, January 1925. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: This wonderful Joseph is indeed a fiddle which justifies the use of superlatives in any attempt to describe it, and one ...

  • Kronos1
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    40 Years of the Kronos Quartet in Pictures

    2014-04-24T00:00:00Z

    It is the original American breakaway quartet, perhaps the most famous new-music group in the world, and currently celebrating four decades of boldly redefining the possibilities of the string quartet experience and repertoire. As the Kronos Quartet continues with its 40th anniversary season, its current members – founder David Harrington ...

  • Mystery_Instrument11-4-14
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    From the archive: a cello by Domenico Montagnana

    2014-04-13T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a Domenico Montagnana cello was published in The Strad, May 1924. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: This very fine cello by the ‘mighty Venetian’, Domenico Montagnana, is one of the treasures of the Lutyens collection. It was ...

  • Mystery_Instrument_Amati
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    From the archive: a violin by Niccolo Amati, 1658

    2014-04-06T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1658 Niccolo Amati violin was published in The Strad, November 1923. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: This lovely example of Niccolo Amati – at his best – forms part of the collection of fiddles by Captain John Audley Harvey, ...

  • Mystery_March28
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    From the archive: a violin by Omobono Stradivari, Cremona, 1740

    2014-03-30T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1740 Omobono Stradivari violin was published in The Strad, August 1929. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: As long ago as the occasion of the 1872 Exhibition, the question of the degree of participation by the sons ...