A unique leather-bound, limited-edition book exploring the fine double basses made in England – £465 plus P&P
Celebrating the life and work of François Xavier Tourte from the 1st through the 30th of November, 2008 at London’s
“Two names have always dominated the French School of bowmaking: François Tourte, the Stradivari of the bow, who died at
“The great and intriguing bow maker, Jean Pierre Marie Persoit, has for many years been an inspiration to other bowmakers
Masterpieces from the 2011 Parma Galleria Nazionale Exhibition
TREASURES OF ITALIAN VIOLIN MAKING – II
The book offers an overview of 300 years of violin history. Exploring the historical circumstances in Northern Italy, namely the city of Cremona, where the violin originated, it takes the reader from Andrea Amati’s workshop to those of the most famous Cremonese violin makers such as Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù and Carlo Bergonzi. From there violin making spread across other Italian and European cities.
Illustrated with more than 600 pictures of instruments, the book is a unique guide to the complex world of violin family instruments; it provides valuable advice on how to choose the best violin, and how to take care of it.
The 1724 ‘Cecil’ is that rare thing: a genuine Stradivari violin that has gone virtually unreported for the past three centuries.
Notes and articles from the workshop of Koen Padding. Edited by Helen Michetschläger.
Currently the most expensive violin in the world, the 1741 ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ was sold in 2012 for a