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    <p>Currently played by Antoine Tamestit, the ‘Mahler’ is one of only ten surviving violas by Antonio Stradivari – and the earliest known viola he made. The instrument bears all the hallmarks of the Cremonese master, as well as some intriguing details that suggest the 28-year-old luthier was already experimenting with the form.</p> <p></p> <p>‘The more one looks into the “Mahler”, the more facets and curiosities reveal themselves. Like all great artworks it is a product of its time and circumstances, as well as a result of experiments to bring something totally new and unique into the world’</p> <p>– Jonathan Marolle in the July 2019 issue</p> <p></p> <p>The poster includes full measurements, outlines of the back, scroll side, f-holes, and front and back archings and rib outline.</p> <p>Poster: 680 x 840 mm</p> <p></p>
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    The Strad, viola, Antonio Stradivari, "Gustav Mahler" 1672 The Strad Posters & Books

    The Strad, viola, Antonio Stradivari, "Gustav Mahler" 1672

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    <p>Stradivari’s 1716 ‘Messiah’ violin is one of the most coveted in the world. The pristine condition of the instrument, made during his ‘golden period’ and barely played since then, offers unique insights into the mind of the great master. This poster will be an excellent resource for anyone trying to replicate such a violin. Includes measurements</p> <p></p> <p>‘The ‘Messiah’ was as exceptional to Stradivari as it is to us. And this ‘apartness’ was as obvious to his sons, and even the Bergonzis who lived on in the Casa Stradivari, making and selling new instruments as well as salvaging and finishing partly completed work for a good 20 years after Antonio’s death.’ – John Dilworth in the March 2011 issue of The Strad</p> <p>Poster: 420 x 620 mm</p> <p></p>
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    The Strad, violin, Antonio Stradivari, »Messiah« 1716 The Strad Posters & Books

    The Strad, violin, Antonio Stradivari, »Messiah« 1716

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    <p>The ‘Titian’ Stradivari of 1715 has long been counted among the finest violins of the maker’s golden period. It has revealed itself to be a formidable concert instrument of unusual power and scope, remarkable for its focus and resilience under the bow. The violin was dubbed ‘Titian’ by the French dealer Albert Caressa because of its clear orange–red colour, which reminded him of the work of the famous Venetian painter. Includes photographs, scans and measurements</p> <p></p> <p>‘On first look, the violin seems strong and solid, with its smoothly worn patina, sturdy arching and edgework, and immaculate finishing with virtually no visible trace of the hand – all is pure architecture, with the execution almost completely subsumed. The patina shows careful use, with the edges rounded and the varnish smoothed to a luminous film.’ – Sam Zygmuntowicz in the February 2009 issue</p> <p>Poster: 680 x 835 mm</p> <p></p>
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    The Strad, violin, Antonio Stradivari, "Titian" 1715 The Strad Posters & Books

    The Strad, violin, Antonio Stradivari, "Titian" 1715

    €30.00
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    <p>One of the finest and most acclaimed ‘del Gesù’ instruments in existence, the ‘Plowden’ is striking in its vivid freshness and particularly notable for the intense orange–red varnish on its stunning one-piece back. Includes scans and measurements</p> <p></p> <p>‘The ‘Plowden’ gives an outsize impression that defies its rather petite dimensions. Several factors combine to create this effect: the very broad-flamed maple back, the substantial thickness of the purfling, the wide-grained top, back arching that quickly rises from the relatively shallow channel, the open f-holes and, above all, the plentiful red varnish that lies with an almost sculptural effect over the undulating flames of the back.’ – Sam Zygmuntowicz in the July 2011 issue </p> <p>Poster: 640 x 680 mm</p> <p></p>
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    The Strad Poster, violin, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, "Plowden" 1735 The Strad Posters & Books

    The Strad Poster, violin, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, "Plowden" 1735

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    <p>The instrument most closely associated with Fritz Kreisler is the 1733 Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ now owned by the Library of Congress in Washington DC. When Kreisler donated the ‘del Gesù’ to the library in 1952, Rembert Wurlitzer wrote that the violin was ‘possibly the finest concert violin in  existence’.</p> <p></p> <p>The Hill brothers, too, singled it out as an outstanding example in ‘The Violin Makers of the Guarneri Family’:</p> <p></p> <p>‘We feel, and feel strongly, that no specimen can exemplify ‘del Gesù’ in his mature years more strikingly than that dated 1733, which conceivably was made some years previous to that year. It stands on the threshold of the master’s emancipation from the past; the f-holes still reveal his indebtedness to Stradivari, but model and form are his own, timid of conception, perhaps, when contrasted with the audacity of later years, yet admirably typifying those closely knit examples which, from a tonal point of view, stand up to the greatest.’</p> <p></p> <p>Poster 620 x 420 mm</p> <p></p> <p></p>
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    The Strad Poster, violin, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, "Kreisler" 1733 The Strad Posters & Books

    The Strad Poster, violin, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, "Kreisler" 1733

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