Instrument

  • ID: 61
  • Type: cello
  • Maker: Antonio Stradivari
  • Year built: 1730c
  • City: Cremona
  • Name: Feuermann, De Munck, Gardiner
 
Label: dated 1710. . .
Back: Two-piece
Body Length: 74.6 cm.
Upper Bout: 32.7 cm.
Lower Bout: 41.9 cm.

Photos

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  • front, back & f-hole
  • scroll & side

Iconography Index

"Emmanuel Fuermann's Cellos", Seymour W. Itzkoff, VSA Proceedings, Vol. IV, No. 1, Winter, 1977/78, 1977: Black-and-white photos (front, back, side, scroll & f-hole).

"Ne Plus Ultra", John Dilworth, The Strad, December, 1987, 1987: Color photos (front & back).

"Poster supplement", The Strad, June, 2000, 2000: Color photos (front, back & scroll).

"Shrink to fit", John Dilworth, The Strad, June, 2000, 2000: Color photos (front, back, side, scroll & corner).

"The "Last" Stradivarius Violoncello", The Strad, November, 1944, 1944: Black-and-white photos (front, back, side, scroll & f-hole).

"The Right Partner", Seymour W. Itzkoff, The Strad, April, 1988, 1988: Color photo (f-hole).

2011 Strad Calendar: Cello Heroes, Newsquest, London, 2010: Color photos (front & back).

Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari, Charles Beare, Arnoldo Mondadori S.p.A., Milan, 1987: Black-and-white photo (f-hole).

How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945: Black-and-white photos (front, back, side, scroll & f-hole).

Stradivari, Stewart Pollens, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010: Color photos (front, back, side & scroll).

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Box 43: Black-and-white photos (front, back, side, scroll & f-hole - initialed by Emil Herrmann).

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


Notes

"This instrument was made in 1730 as one of the 70 to 80 cellos ever made by Antonio Stradivari. It is known for its relatively long and narrow shape of body. It was owned and played worldwide by one of the world's greatest cellist, Emmanuel Feuermann (1902-1942) since the late 1930s."
http://www.nmf.or.jp/english/
Dated 1710.
Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Charles-Eugène Gand, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994.
"In recent years it has been the cherished instrument of the late Emmanuel Feuermann, who during his many tours showed it almost the consideration he would extend to a human being, always obtaining an extra berth for it in which the instrument reposed. In his home it rested upon its own special couch.. . . Unlike so many Stradivari violoncellos, especially those of earlier date, this has not had to be altered in size to make it playable in comfort."
"The "Last" Stradivarius Violoncello", The Strad, November, 1944, 1944.
"The consensus of the Hill concern was that while the modeling probably represented a final Strad experiment, since there were several others of this size among the late instruments, as well as at least one normal 29 1/16 to 29 15/16 instrument during this period, it was probable that the sons had had a hand in its construction."
"Emmanuel Fuermann's Cellos", Seymour W. Itzkoff, VSA Proceedings, Vol. IV, No. 1, Winter, 1977/78, 1977.

Provenance

Owner Owned From Owned In Owned Till Price paid
Nippon Music Foundation   1996      For members only 
...         
Aldo Parisot   1956  1987     
Russell B. Kingman  1943    1956   
Emanuel Feuermann   1937    1942   
W.E. Hill & Sons  1926    1937   
Hériot         
Gardiner         
Ernest de Munck   1869       
Gand & Bernardel, Freres (Paris)         
August-Joseph Franchomme (and daughter)       1869   
de Barrau         
Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris)         
...         

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
Steven Isserlis   1998  2003   
...       
Aldo Parisot   1956  1987   
...       
Emanuel Feuermann   1934    1942 
...       
Ernest de Munck        
...       

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

References

2011 Strad Calendar: Cello Heroes, Newsquest, London, 2010.

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.

How Many Strads?, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1945.

Stradivari, Stewart Pollens, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments (Facsimile of Gand's notes from 1870-91), Charles-Eugène Gand, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994.

The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Box 43.

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

W. E. Hill Business Records (1850 - 1990).

"Emmanuel Fuermann's Cellos", Seymour W. Itzkoff, VSA Proceedings, Vol. IV, No. 1, Winter, 1977/78, 1977.

"Ne Plus Ultra", John Dilworth, The Strad, December, 1987, 1987.

"Poster supplement", The Strad, June, 2000, 2000.

"Shrink to fit", John Dilworth, The Strad, June, 2000, 2000.

"The "Last" Stradivarius Violoncello", The Strad, November, 1944, 1944.

"The Right Partner", Seymour W. Itzkoff, The Strad, April, 1988, 1988.

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http://www.nmf.or.jp/english/

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