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Wood Density Key To Stradivarius' Sweet Sound - BIOGRAPHY

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« on: July 02, 2008, 01:47:14 pm »

Violinist So-Ock Kim performs
with a loaned Stradivarius


ex-Back 1666 Royal Academy of Music currently displayed as part of Royal Academy's York Gate Collection

Dubois 1667 Canimex Foundation on loan to Alexandre da Costa

Aranyi 1667 Francis Aranyi (collector) sold at Sotheby's London, 12 November 1986

ex-Captain Saville 1667 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume;

Captain Saville (1901-1907) 

Amatese 1668  though listed in many reference books as one of Stradivari's earliest instruments,
the modern consensus is that it is not a Stradivari; it was sold Sotheby's New York 3 February
1982 as "an interesting violin."

Oistrakh 1671 David Oistrakh missing: stolen in 1996

Selličre 1672 Charles IV of Spain 

Spanish 1677 Finnish Cultural Foundation on loan to Elina Vähälä

Hellier 1679 Sir Samuel Hellier Smithsonian Institution

Paganini-Desaint 1680 Nippon Music Foundation  this violin along with the Paganini-Comte Cozio di Salabue violin of 1727, the Paganini-Mendelssohn viola 1731, and Paganini-Ladenburg cello of 1736, comprise a group of instruments referred to as the Paganini Quartet; on loan to Kikuei Ikeda of the Tokyo String Quartet

Fleming 1681   

Chanot-Chardon 1681 Timothy Baker;

Joshua Bell shaped like a guitar

Bucher 1683   

Cipriani Potter 1683   

Cobbett; ex-Holloway 1683  on loan to Sejong brokered by the Stradivari Society
ex-Croall 1684 WestLB
ex-Elphinstone 1684 Guarneri House
ex-Arma Senkrah 1685
ex-Castelbarco 1685
Goddard 1686 Miss Goddard; Antonio Fortunato

Ole Bull 1687 Ole Bull (1844);

Dr. Herbert Axelrod (1985-1997) donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1997 by Axelrod
Mercur-Avery 1687  on loan to Jonathan Carney, concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra since 2002

Auer 1689  on loan to Vadim Gluzman brokered by the Stradivari Society

Arditi 1689 Dextra musica AS, Norway on loan to Elise Bĺtnes, concertmaster, Oslo Philharmonic
Baumgartner 1689 Canada Council for the Arts on loan to Judy Kang
Spanish I 1689 Patrimonio Nacional, Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain  date range 1687-1689; part of a duo of violins (Spanish I and II) referred to as los Decorados, and los Palatinos; also collectively known as del Cuarteto Real (The Royal Quartet) when included with the Spanish Court viola (1696) and cello (1694).
Spanish II 1689 Patrimonio Nacional, Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain [19] date range 1687-1689; part of a duo of violins (Spanish I and II) referred to as los Decorados, and los Palatinos; also collectively known as del Cuarteto Real (The Royal Quartet) when included with the Spanish Court viola (1696) and cello (1694).

Bingham 1690   

Bennett 1692 Winterthur-Versicherungen on loan to Hanna Weinmeister

Falmouth 1692  on loan to Leonidas Kavakos
Gould 1693 George Gould

Metropolitan Museum of Art bequeathed by Gould to the Metropolitan Museum in 1955

Harrison 1693 Richard Harrison; Henry Hottinger; Kyung-Wha Chung in the collection of the National Music Museum

Baillot-Pommerau 1694
Ruston 1694 Royal Academy of Music on loan to Clio Gould
Fetzer 1695   

1697 Edvin Marton Dima Bilan, together with Evgeni Plushenko, and Edvin Marton playing his Stradivarius, won the Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Cabriac 1698 
Baron Knoop 1698  one of eleven Stradivari violins associated with Baron Johann Knoop

Joachim 1698 Royal Academy of Music
Duc de Camposelice 1699
Lady Tennant; Lafont 1699 Charles Phillipe Lafont;

Marguerite Agaranthe Tennant on loan to Xiang Gao brokered by the Stradivari Society; sold at Christie's auction US$2.032 million, April 2005
Longuet 1699 
Countess Polignac 1699  on loan to Gil Shaham.

Castelbarco 1699 
Kustendyke 1699 Royal Academy of Music
Crespi 1699 Royal Academy of Music 

Cristiani 1700   

The Penny 1700 Barbara Penny 

Dragonetti 1700 Nippon Music Foundation
Jupiter 1700 Giovanni Battista Viotti 

Taft; ex-Emil Heermann 1700 Canada Council for the Arts on loan to Jessica Linnebach
Dushkin 1701  on loan to Dennis Kim, concertmaster, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

Markees 1701 Music Chamber on loan to Leung Kin-fung

Irish 1702 OKO Bank, Finland on loan to Réka Szilvay

Conte de Fontana; ex-Oistrach 1702 David Oistrakh (1953-1963); Riccardo Brengola; Pro Canale Foundation Oistrakh's first violin; on loan to Mariana Sirbu

Lukens; Edler Voicu 1702 A.W. Lukens; Jon Voicu; Romania Culture Ministry on loan to Alexandru Tomescu through 2012

King Maximilian Joseph 1702 
Lyall 1702 
Antonio Stradivari 1703 Bundesrepublik Deutschland on exhibit at Musikinstrumentenmuseum, Berlin

La Rouse Boughton 1703 Österreichische Nationalbank [27] on loan to Boris Kuschnir of the Kopelman Quartet

Lord Newlands 1702 Nippon Music Foundation on loan to Toru Yasunaga
Allegretti 1703   

Alsager 1703 

Lady Harmsworth 1703 Paul Bartel on loan to Kristof Barati brokered by the Stradivari Society

Emiliani 1703 Anne-Sophie Mutter
Betts 1704 U.S. Library of Congress
Sleeping Beauty 1704 L-Bank Baden-Wurttemberg on loan to Isabelle Faust. One of the few Stradivari violins to have retained original neck.

ex-Marsick; ex-Oistrach 1705 David Oistrach acquired in trade by Oistrach for the 1702 Conte di Fontana

ex-Brüstlein 1707 Österreichische Nationalbank
La Cathédrale 1707   

Hammer 1707 Christian Hammer (collector) sold at Christie's New York on 16 May 2006 for a record US$3,544,000 (€2,765,080) after five minutes of bidding
Burstein; Bagshawe 1708 
Huggins 1708 Nippon Music Foundation on loan to Sergey Khachatryan
Ruby 1708  on loan to Chen Xi brokered by the Stradivari Society

Strauss 1708  on loan to Chee-Yun brokered by the Stradivari Society

Berlin Hochschule 1709   

Hammerle; ex-Adler 1709 Österreichische Nationalbank [27] on loan to Werner Hink

Ernst 1709  on loan to Zsigmondy Dénes through 2003

Engleman 1709 Nippon Music Foundation on loan to Lisa Batiashvili

Viotti; ex-Bruce 1709 Royal Academy of Music purchased in 2005 for GBŁ3.5 million

Marie Hall 1709 Giovanni Battista Viotti;

The Chi-Mei Collection named after the violinist, Marie Hall

ex-Kempner 1709  on loan to Soovin Kim

Camposelice 1710 Nippon Music Foundation on loan to Kyoko Takezawa
Lord Dunn-Raven 1710 Anne-Sophie Mutter
ex-Roederer 1710  on loan to David Grimal.

ex-Vieuxtemps 1710  on loan to Samuel Magad, concertmaster, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Earl of Plymouth; Kreisler 1711 Los Angeles Philharmonic [30] found in store room on the estate of the Earl of Plymouth along with The Messiah and Alard violins in 1925; purchased by Fritz Kreisler in 1928 and subsequently sold by him in 1946

Liegnitz 1711   

Le Brun 1712 Niccolň Paganini; Charles LeBrun; Otto Senn; sold at Sotheby's auction November 13, 2001
Karpilowsky 1712 Harry Solloway missing: stolen in 1953 from Solloway's residence in Los Angeles
Schreiber 1713
Antonio Stradivari 1713   

Boissier 1713 
Gibson; ex-Huberman 1713 Bronisław Huberman;

Joshua Bell stolen twice from Huberman

Lady Ley 1713 Stradivarius family now bought by Jue Yao - Chinese violinist

Wirt 1713   

Dolphin; Delfino 1714 Jascha Heifetz;

Nippon Music Foundation on loan to Akiko Suwanai

Soil 1714 Amédée Soil; Yehudi Menuhin; Itzhak Perlman 

ex-Berou; ex-Thibaud 1714
ex-Foulis 1714 
Le Maurien 1714  missing: stolen 2002
Leonora Jackson 1714
Sinsheimer; General Kyd; Perlman 1714 Itzhak Perlman

David L. Fulton 

Smith-Quersin 1714 Österreichische Nationalbank  on loan to Rainer Honeck

Alard-Baron Knoop 1715   

Baron Knoop; ex-Bevan 1715 
ex-Bazzini 1715 
Cremonese; ex-Harold, Joseph Joachim 1715 Municipality of Cremona
Joachim 1715 Nippon Music Foundation on loan to Sayaka Shoji

Lipinski 1715  in private hands since 1962

ex-Marsick 1715  on loan to James Ehnes

Titian 1715 Jacob Lynam
Cessole 1716   

Berthier 1716
Booth 1716 Nippon Music Foundation on loan to Shunsuke Sato; formerly loaned to Arabella Steinbacher; formerly loaned to Julia Fischer

Colossus 1716  missing: stolen 1998

Duranti 1716 Mariko Senju
Monasterio 1716  Cyrus Forough
Provigny 1716
Messiah-Salabue 1716 Ashmolean Museum Oxford on exhibit at the Oxford Ashmolean Museum

ex-Windsor-Weinstein; Fite 1716 Canada Council for the Arts on loan to Jean-Sébastien Roy

Baron Wittgenstein 1716  on loan to Mincio Mincev
Gariel 1717
ex-Wieniawski 1717
Kochanski 1717 Pierre Amoyal reported stolen in 1987; recovered in 1991

Sasserno 1717 Nippon Music Foundation on loan to Viviane Hagner
Viotti; ex-Rosé 1718 Giovanni Battista Viotti;

Österreichische Nationalbank [27] on loan to Volkhard Steude
Firebird; ex-Saint Exupéry 1718 Salvatore Accardo name is taken from the colouration of the varnish and its brilliant sound.

Marquis de Riviere 1718 Daniel Majeske played by Majeske while concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra from 1969-1993
San Lorenzo 1718 Georg Talbot on loan to David Garrett; incorrectly reported as damaged on 27 December 2007.
Lauterbach 1719 Johann Christoph Lauterbach; J.B. Vuillaume; Charles Philippe Lafont
Madrileńo 1720   

von Beckerath 1720 Michael Antonello
Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis 1721  recovered in southern Germany in 2006
Lady Blunt 1721 Paolo Stradivari named after Lady Anne Blunt, daughter of Ada Lovelace,
granddaughter of Lord Byron.

Jean-Marie Leclair 1721 Jean-Marie Leclair; on loan to Guido Rimonda

Red Mendelssohn 1721 Mendelssohn Family;

Elizabeth Pitcairn inspiration for the 1998 film, The Red Violin

Artot 1722   

Jupiter; ex-Goding 1722 Nippon Music Foundation on loan to Daishin Kashimoto; formerly Midori Goto

Laub-Petschnikoff 1722   

Jules Falk 1722 Viktoria Mullova 

Elman 1722 Chi Mei Museum
Cádiz 1722 Joseph Fuchs on loan to Jennifer Frautschi; named after the city of Cádiz, Spain.
Kiesewetter 1723 Clement and Karen Arrison[38] on loan to Philippe Quint brokered by the Stradivari

Society Left by Quint in taxi on April 21, 2008, and recovered the following day.

Earl Spencer 1723  on loan to Nicola Benedetti

Le Sarasate 1724 Musée de la Musique, Paris  bequeathed to the Conservatory by
Pablo de Sarasate

Brancaccio 1725 Destroyed in an allied air raid on Berlin. owned by Carl Flesch, until 1928 where
it was sold to Franz von Mendelssohn, banker and amateur violinist.

Chaconne 1725 Österreichische Nationalbank [27] on loan to Rainer Küchel

Leonardo da Vinci 1725 Da Vinci family

Wilhelmj 1725 Nippon Music Foundation on loan to Baiba Skride; one of several Stradivari violins
with the sobriquet "Wilhelmj"
Greville; Kreisler; Adams 1726 Fritz Kreisler 

Barrere 1727  on loan to Janine Jansen brokered by the Stradivari Society

Davidoff-Morini 1727  missing: stolen in 1995;

ex-General Dupont 1727  on loan to Jennifer Koh

Holroyd 1727   

Kreutzer 1727 Maxim Vengerov one of four Stradivari violins with the sobriquet Kreutzer
(1701, 1720, 1731)

Hart; ex-Francescatti 1727 Salvatore Accardo
Paganini-Comte Cozio di Salabue 1727 Nippon Music Foundation this violin along with the Paganini-Desaint violin of 1680, the Paganini-Mendelssohn viola of 1731, and the Paganini-Ladenburg cello of 1736, comprise a group of instruments referred to as the Paganini Quartet; on loan to Martin Beaver of the Tokyo String Quartet

Halphen 1727 Angelika Prokopp Private Foundation on loan to Eckhard Seifert

Vesuvius 1727 Antonio Brosa

Remo Lauricella

Town of Cremona 

A. J. Fletcher; Red Cross Knight 1728 A. J. Fletcher Foundation on loan to Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo String Quartet; the instrument was made by Omobono Stradivarius

Artot-Alard 1728 Endre Balogh  a bench copy of this instrument was produced in 1996 by Gregg
Alf and Joseph Curtin, using modern materials and methods; Balogh performs on both the 1728
original and the replica.

Dragonetti; Milanollo 1728 Giovanni Battista Viotti on loan to Corey Cerovsek

Perkins 1728 Los Angeles Philharmonic named after Frederick Perkins, formerly owned by Luigi Boccherini

Benny 1729 Jack Benny;

Los Angeles Philharmonic bequeathed to the Los Angeles Philharmonic by Jack Benny

Solomon, ex-Lambert 1729 Murray Lambert;

Seymour Solomon sold at Christie's, New York for US$2,728,000 (€2,040,000)

Innes 1729  on loan to Eugen Sarbu; previously loaned to Wieniawski

Guarneri 1729 Canada Council for the Arts on loan to Yi-Ja Suzanne Hou in 2003

Lady Jeanne 1731 Donald Kahn Foundation on loan to Benjamin Schmid

Garcin 1731 Jules Garcin; Sidney Harth 

Royal Spanish 1730   

Heifetz-Piel 1731 Rudolph Piel;

Jascha Heifetz 

Duke of Alcantara 1732 an obscure Spanish nobleman described as an aide-de-camp of King Don Carlos; UCLA Genevieve Vedder donated the instrument to the University of California at Los Angeles' (UCLA) music department in the 1960s. In 1967, the instrument was on loan to David Margetts who left the Stradivarius on the roof of his car and drove off or claimed it was stolen from his vehicle. For 27 years the violin was considered missing until it was recovered from an amateur violinist. A settlement was made and the Stradivarius was returned to UCLA in 1995.

Herkules 1732 Eugčne Ysa˙e missing: stolen in 1908

Red Diamond 1732   

Tom Taylor 1732  previously loaned to Joshua Bell

Des Rosiers 1733 Angčle Dubeau
Huberman; Kreisler 1733 Bronisław Huberman;

Fritz Kreisler 

Khevenhüller 1733 Yehudi Menuhin
Rode 1733   

Ames 1734  missing: stolen in the 1960s

Baron Feilitzsch; Heermann 1734 Baron Feilitzsch;

Hugo Heerman

Gidon Kremer
Habeneck 1734 Royal Academy of Music
Herkules; Ysaye; ex-Szeryng; King David 1734 Eugčne Ysa˙e;

Charles Münch;

Henryk Szeryng;

State of Israel 

Lord Amherst of Hackney 1734 Fritz Kreisler
Lamoreux 1735  missing: stolen
SwisherSweets 1735 Raymond "Mox" Jahnke Private Owner

Muntz 1736 Nippon Music Foundation on loan to Arabella Steinbacher
ex.Roussy 1736 Chisako Takashima

Comte d'Amaille 1737
Lord Norton 1737
Chant du Cygne; Swan Song 1737 Ivry Gitlis
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