In sixteenth century Cremona, Andrea Amati developed the instrument models and construction standards which further refined by his family and colleagues, remain the standards of violin making. But do we know how the violin developed, or what happened before Cremona?
Dieser kostbare Bildband zeigt die einzigartigen Instrumente der größten italienischen Geigenbauer des 18. Jahrhunderts so detailreich, als würde man sie in den eigenen Händen halten. Bei den 40 portraitierten Geigen handelt es sich um die vielleicht einflussreichsten Instrumente der Geigenbaugeschichte.
The historically most important violins of all times
This book presents a selection of some of the most interesting instruments produced by the most influential 18th century Italian violinmakers in the long history of violinmaking. Based upon modern research, the author provides information about the makers and their relationships, and each violin is illustrated with full page and detailed photos
Stradivari, Gofriller, Montagnana, Guadagnini: some of the undisputed masters of cello making are showcased in The Strad Calendar 2016. Renowned for their tone quality and projection, these instruments are coveted by collectors, enthusiasts and - of course - the greatest cello players in the world today.