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Wood Density Key To Stradivarius' Sweet Sound - BIOGRAPHY

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« on: July 02, 2008, 01:55:26 pm »



            Antonio Stradivari built between 70 and 80 cellos in his lifetime, of which 63 are extant.

Sobriquet Year Provenance Notes

ex-Du Pre; ex-Harrell 1673 Jacqueline du Pré

Lynn Harrell 

General Kyd; ex-Leo Stern 1684 Los Angeles Philharmonic the instrument was stolen in 2004 and later recovered.

Barjansky 1690 Julian Lloyd Webber
ex-Gendron; ex-Lord Speyer 1693 Kunststiftung NRW on loan to Maria Kliegel; previously loaned to Maurice Gendron (1958-1990)

Spanish Court 1694 Patrimonio Nacional, Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain [19] collectively known as del Cuarteto Real (The Royal Quartet) when included with the violin duo, los Decorados (Spanish I and II 1687-1689), and the Spanish Court viola of 1696.

Bonjour 1696 Abel Bonjour

Canada Council for the Arts on loan to Soo Bae

Lord Aylesford 1696 Nippon Music Foundation on loan to Danjulo Ishizaka; previously loaned to Janos Starker (1950-1965)

Castelbarco 1697   

Servais 1701 National Museum of American History on loan to Anner Bylsma;

Paganini-Countess of Stanlein 1707 Bernard Greenhouse 

Markevitch; Delphino 1709 Royal Academy of Music 

Gore Booth; Baron Rothschild 1710 Rocco Filippini 

Duport 1711 Mstislav Rostropovich (1974-2007)
Mara 1711 Heinrich Schiff 

Davidov 1712 Karl Davidov

Jacqueline du Pré on loan to Yo-Yo Ma.

Batta 1714 J. P. Thibout

Alexander Batta; W.E. Hill & Sons; Baron Johann Knoop; Gregor Piatigorsky
de Vaux 1717  on loan to Adam Klocek.

Becker 1719   

Piatti 1720 Carlos Prieto 

Cristiani 1720   

Baudiot 1725 Gregor Piatigorsky 

Chevillard 1725 Museu da Música (Lisbon) 

Marquis de Corberon; ex-Loeb 1726 Royal Academy of Music 

De Munck; ex-Feuermann 1730 Emmanuel Feuermann

Aldo Parisot

Nippon Music Foundation on loan to Steven Isserlis

Pawle 1730 Chi Mei Museum
Braga 1731  played by Myung-Wha Chung

Paganini-Ladenburg 1736 Nippon Music Foundation; this cello along with the Paganini-Desaint violin of 1686, the Paganini-Comte Cozio di Salabue violin of 1727, and the Paganini-Mendelssohn viola of 1731, comprise a group of instruments referred to as the Paganini Quartet; on loan to Clive Greensmith of the Tokyo String Quartet
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