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Stradivari

Antonio . ?1644--1737, Italian violin, viola, and cello maker
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More than 250 kilometers (155 miles) away, in a workshop in the small city of Cremona, where Stradivari lived and worked, master luthier Stefano Conia passes his thumbnail over the rings of a piece of wood.
It was a visually extravagant smorgasbord, theatrically decadent and magnificently staged: a multimillion Euro 1689 Antonio Stradivari, Archintus cello, performed by the Latvian international cellist Maxim Beitan, single prawns served in crystal glasses, Latvia's leading choir "Sola," performing Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians) Italy's national anthem, marking its 150th year anniversary since composed.
It might seem like a typical late-Victorian chiller, but Falkner's attribution of mystical powers to violins made by the 18th-century Italian craftsman Antonio Stradivari is a fair reflection of their reputation among top violinists today.
Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, we learn, is considered the greatest violin-maker of the mid to late eighteenth century, and is often compared to his chief influence, Antonio Stradivari. Guadagnini's creations have a mystique to them, a kind of enigmatic power that hints that the instruments are more than just wood, varnish and catgut.
El tio Andrea fue aprendiz del famoso Niccolo Amati (1596-1698), y se piensa que al tiempo de su tirocinio (aprendizaje) convivio en el mismo taller con Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737).
Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) made his prized Stradivarius violins in Cremona, but the craft is growing in other cities in the Lombardy region, including Milan and nearby Pavia.
He plays an Antonio Stradivari violin from 1698, Cremona, generously loaned to him by a patron of the Beare's International Violin Society.
The 1713 violin, one of Antonio Stradivari's best, disappears from Bronislaw Huberman's dressing room during a 1936 concert.
Repin will play on the 1733 Rode violin by Stradivari.
Considered one of the leading violinist of her generation, twenty-nine year old Anna Tifu made her debut at La Scala Milan at the age of twelve, performing the Bruch Violin Concerto No 1.It is a mark of her stature as a musician that Tifu plays the 1716 Antonio Stradivari which once belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte and is known as the "Berthier, Franz von Vescy".
The dealer recognized the violin as the "Ames Stradivarius," which was crafted by Antonio Stradivari in 1734 and later purchased by Roman.
Douglas uses planes, chisels, knives, gouges, files and scrapers to shape each instrument, creating models based on the work of the greats, Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri.