Vintage Violin Copy Of Antonius Stradivarius Made In Germany - Bookshelf
The revenue of the patriarch, who resides in Constantinople, is made up in a considerable degree of the property of archbishops and bishops dying childless. ... treatise on inscriptions and medals, gives an antique of Orpheus playing with a bow on an instrument resembling the violin, but which was called the lyre. ... His signature was' Antonius Stradivarius, Cremonensis, faciebat Anno. ... Stainer, a German, a native of Tyrol ; his violins are distinguished by their piercing and full tone.
“Apparently,” according to Yeager (1995), Brecht “was not aware that the label was even in the violin, because when I showed ... All but four letters (the An of “ Antonius,” the second a of “Stradivarius,” and the first a of “faciebat”), he concluded, ... Miller said that most such violins had been made in the nineteenth century in a German town where one family made ... was found in an antique store. figure 16.4.
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Notices of the Proceedings at the Meetings of the Members of the Royal Institution, with Abstracts of the Discourses
"Although here is an antique Duiffoprugcar (1520), the great Italian creators of the violin date, not from Mantua or Bologna, but from Brescia. Gaspar di Salo, 1560- 1610, brought down the tubby German viol and struck a more elegant outline and proportion. ... pattern, a long-shaped instrument with pointed corners, paved tho way for his great pupil, Antonius Stradiuarius. ... In 1668 he sets up for himself, but copies Nicholas till 1686 ; from 1686-94 his form fluctuates, but inclines to the ...