Instrument

  • ID: 293
  • Type: violin
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1724
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Sarasate
 
Label: "Antonius Stradivarus Cremonenfis / Faciebat Anno 1724"
Back: Two-piece
Body Length: 35.5 cm.
Upper Bout: 16.7 cm.
Center Bout: 10.8 cm.
Lower Bout: 20.7 cm.

Photos

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  • front, back & side

Iconography Index

http://mediatheque.cite-musique.fr/masc/?INSTANCE=CITEMUSIQUE&URL=/ClientBookLineCIMU/recherche/NoticeDetailleByID.asp: Digital color photos.

Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan, 1987: Black-and-white photos (front & scroll).

Stradivari Varnish: Scientific Analysis of his Finishing Technique on Selected Instruments, Stephen-Peter Greiner, 2010: Color photos (front, back, side, scroll and ultra-violet).

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Box 59: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972: Black-and-white photos (front, back & side).

violons, Vuillaume, edited by Rémy Campos, Musée de la Musique, Paris, 1998: Color photo (front).


Notes

"Sarasate's Stradivari, made in 1724, stands apart by itself in both tone and style; and all who have listened to this delightful master of the art of coaxing forth pure and beautiful tone must have been struck by the ethereal and sparkling quality of his "Strad"- never sonorous, yet always clear and distinct, even when passages of the most extreme rapidity and delicacy are being rendered on it."
Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902.

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
Cité de la Musique, Musée de la Musique (Paris)   1909       
Pablo Sarasate   1866    1908  For members only 
Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris)      1866   
...         
Baron Achille Paganini  1840       
Nicolò Paganini   1817    1840   
Kotzius Voloninis (& son)  1817       
...         

Current owner Current owner
Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician Indicates that the owner is or was also a musician

Players

Name Played From Played In Played To
...       
Pablo de Sarasate       1908 
...       

Current player Current player
Indicates that the musician is or was also an owner of one or more instruments. Indicates that the musician is or was also an owner of one or more instruments

Certificates

Dendrochronological analysis: John C. Topham, Surrey. Youngest ring is dated 1713.

References

Antonio Stradivari: His Life & Work (1644-1737), W. Henry, Arthur F. & Alfred E. Hill, William E. Hill & Sons, London, 1902.

Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan, 1987.

Stradivari Varnish: Scientific Analysis of his Finishing Technique on Selected Instruments, Stephen-Peter Greiner, 2010.

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Box 59.

Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, New York, 1972.

violons, Vuillaume, edited by Rémy Campos, Musée de la Musique, Paris, 1998.

"New Light on a brilliant star", Joseph Gold, The Strad, July, 1994, 1994.

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