In addition, a 1707 stradivari, a 1742 guarneri, and a 1752 j. Higher densities at the two extremities are due to purfling, glue infiltration and an edge underlay on the right hand side 06875 del gesu 72705 3. I have carefully analyzed these patterns paying special attention to similarities that. This violin is well preserved, and ascribale to the second period of production of the master from cremona. The lord wilton guarnerius, sometimes called the exyehudi menuhin, is an antique and valuable violin fabricated by italian luthier giuseppe antonio guarneri 16981744, usually called guarneri del gesu. From 1981, an accompanying series of little miss books by. Gesu figure 3 shows the spectrum from the 15 different pieces each played. The late roger hargreaves was an english author and illustrator of childrens books, including the popular mr. Our upcoming students recital and myself performing schindlers list with pianist lynne huang as a tribute to my late teacher luo cheng and also guest performer miki arimura who will be performing bartoks 6 romanian dances with me. Giuseppe guarneri del gesu 1733 kreisler violin deluxe mold and template set. Jan 02, 2019 next, i will check the backplate fit, complete the backplate graduations, install the label, remove the mold, clean up the interior, and install the back plate. Hi, after building several violins on a stradivari model, i now would like to build my next one after a del gesu model.
Download340 guarneri del gesu kreissler 1733 roger hargrave examines the construction and workmanship of this magnificent violin. Il cannone is also known by the variants il cannone del gesu, the cannon, often appended with guarneri del gesu, the guarneri trademark. The strength of the method is, however, simplification reflecting. Giuseppe guarneris two sons pietro of venice and giuseppe del gesu both trained with and assisted him in the 1710s, but in keeping with the individuality of the guarneri tradition their conceptions of violin making developed along strikingly dissimilar. This morning, while taking photos to send to a customer of an atelier cremone del gesu model, i asked andy whats the difference between the models of del gesu and stradivari. Certificate of luthier an authentic jewel of the prestigious master luthier giorgio grisales. The worldfamous david violin is on view at the legion of. The vieuxtemps guarneri is a violin built by the renowned italian instrument maker giuseppe guarneri around 1741. Over the years having performed and taught many students in different countries, i have had the privilege of playing violins in every size and lineage of american, eastern european and european makers to the china. All of these are attributes we would need to hear to recognize the sound as coming from a violin.
The set contains all templates for plate outline, neck scroll template, fhole template including the fhole position, upper and lower blocks, corner blocks and complete arching. More than 50 years after acquiring its first guarneri del gesu violin, the library of congress will now be able to boast that it has twins. Giuseppe guarneri del gesu, the son of giuseppe guarneri filius andrea 1666c. Working in the small northern italian city of cremona, these two craftsmen left an unsurpassable legacy. Mar 18, 2017 this violin is a haddock guarneri del gesu model. He ha a small collection of instruments and this gguarnerif. The worldfamous david violin is on view at the legion. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Il cannone guarnerius of 1743 is a violin fabricated by the italian luthier giuseppe antonio guarneri of cremona 16981744. Lotus land giuseppe guarneri del gesu, 1737 king joseph. Library of congress receives guarneri violin for collection.
Interior details of guarneri dg violins sign in to follow this. A few months ago i mentioned that i wanted to write a blog about my favourite book by roger hargreaves of the mr men fame. Guarneri family, celebrated family of violin makers of cremona, italy. Violin instrument cello violin family music like doria vintage guitars playing guitar classical music musical instruments more information.
Differences of sound spectra in violins by stradivari and. I have carefully analyzed these patterns paying special attention to similarities that might prove helpful to violin making, using his techniques. Roger hargrave examines one of stradivaris finest violins. Albeit made with a lot of help from andrea guarnerius. A spectacular violin for its construction, sound, projection and comfort. Jul 17, 2012 giuseppe guarneri del gesu, 1742 lord wilton. Nov, 2012 the roman cross and the initials ihs refer to the greek abbreviation for jesus name or the acronym for the latin phrase isesus hominum salvator, jesus, savior of man. Its unpolished finish, lack of patina, pale ground and general condition mean it could almost be mistaken for a 19thcentury or even a modern instrument. The strad, october, 1994, john dilworth, orpheus, london illustrated. Bartolomeo giuseppe antonio guarnieri is the grandson of antonio stradivari, a violin maker of all time. Roger hargreaves books list of books by author roger hargreaves. Published on july 8, 2017 november 27, 2019 by belcantoviolins leave a comment. Men series for his son, adam, who currently oversees the estate and creates illustrations for new mr. The violin masterpieces of guarneri del gesu peter biddulph on.
This has been a favorite of mine for a long time, the outline is relaxed but compact, the corners have the feeling of having been pinched and pulled outwards from the body, the ffs are some of the most harmonious by del gesu, they slouch comfortably towards the bass side and the wings, each trimmed at a. Guarneri del gesu model for making a copy the pegbox. The library of congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Bartolomeo giuseppe guarneri del gesu, violin, cremona. Moreover, guarneri s instruments were recognized by a worldclass soloist three decades before stradivaris were likewise championed.
This giuseppe guarneri del gesu violin is the finest among them. Jul 31, 2007 hi, after building several violins on a stradivari model, i now would like to build my next one after a del gesu model. Download437 antonio stradivari tuscan viola 1690 roger hargrave on a rare surviving viola from stradivaris most skillfull period as a craftsman. Antonio stradivari 16441737 and giuseppe guarneri del gesu 16981744 are the two most celebrated violin makers of all time. Although the greatest care has been taken while compiling this site it almost certainly contains many mistakes. Anders buen differences of sound spectra in violins. Roger hargrave examines the construction and workmanship of this magnificent violin. A very fine classical violin by guarneri del gesu, the original label dated 1742. After doing some reading and searching on the web, i think i want to choose one of the four models below. The librarys newest addition, the baron vitta, will donated by the estate of the late miyoko yamane goldberg, wife of the late teacher and conductor szymon goldberg. The tidy interior work may suggest that the makers gave enough of a crap to let the linings in. The twopiece back is cut on the quarter from strongly flamed maple.
Bequeathed to the museums in 1989 by jascha heifetz, who was one of the worlds greatest violinists, this instrument currently spends most of its time at the san francisco symphony in the skilled hands of concertmaster. Alard guarneri del gesu violin 1742 poster the strad shop. Biddulph there is this page showing violin plate graduation patterns of some of his most famous violins. If a violin maker were given the chance to visit a specific place and time, travelling to the workshop of guarneri del gesu in the year 1744 wouldnt be a bad bet. The working methods of guarneri del gesu and their. Throughout september, wqxr explores the many sides of the iconic instrument. Jul 08, 2017 posts about guarneri del gesu written by belcantoviolins. But it has been verified that this is indeed a guarneri del gesu. It also appears that in the second photo, where the block and the lining meet, the line coming down from the block deviates slightly, possibly i.
Roger hargreaves biography, books and facts famous authors. While pietro earns respect for his deft combination of cremonese and. Biddulphs book on giuseppe guarneri del gesu the pegbox. Asking price would make vieuxtemps guarneri the most expensive musical. This violin is loosely based on the guarnieri del gesus kochanski of 1741. You would be better off looking at roger hargraves drawings of this detail either in the double volume guarneri book published by peter biddulph or other sources. Peaks represent harder fall growth and troughs represent softer spring growth. See all books authored by roger hargreaves, including little miss sunshine mr. Written by andy fein, luthier at fein violins, and kevin berdine. Strads arching tends to be flat, where del gesu has higher arch. Deluxe pattern mold set, kreisler model international violin. Dubosq lettre, one of the best amateurs of his day. Roger hargreaves biography charles roger hargreaves, born in 1935, was an english author and illustrator of childrens books. Initially he had difficulty finding a publisher, but once he did the books became an instant success.
The back consists of a single piece of maple, cut radially. Moreover, guarneris instruments were recognized by a worldclass soloist three decades before stradivaris were likewise championed. Around 1730 to 1732, guarneri made two violins from the same piece of wood. Hear great recordings from the young rock stars of the instrument to the established veterans, and the greats of the past. The craft of violinmaking reached artistic heights during the 17th and 18th centuries in the workshops of guarneri and antonio stradivari of cremona, italy. In all published accounts prior to the hills in 1931, the date of guarneris death is given as 1745, a deduction no doubt based on the label of the leduc, which is clearly dated 1745. The history of your guarneri del gesu violin dated 1733 is, as far as same is known to us, as follows. One of the last built by bartolomeo giuseppe guarneri, this guarneri del gesu instrument gained its name after being owned by the belgian 19th century violinist henri vieuxtemps.
Guiseppe antonio guarneri del gesu italian, 16871745. From 1972 to 1977 it was used by the violinist pinchas zukerman in concerts and recordings. The curl is of medium width and descends from the center seam. Guarneri del gesu, panette, 1737 in searchworks catalog. Stradivari and guarneri del gesu stradivari society. In a major rare and expensive book on geiseppe guarneri del gesu, by p. The instrument was later used by yehudi menuhin, itzhak perlman and pinchas zukerman. I became acquainted with the instrument in 1884 when on a visit to bordeaux and there met the wf well known wine merchant, m.
The hills, in their book about the guarneri family especulate that most. The library of congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. For a limited onemonth engagement, the famed violin the david made by giuseppe antonio guarneri del gesu is on display at the legion of honor through august 10. The violin was made in 1742 in the city of cremona. Figure 3 ct densitometer graph for the 1735 del gesu top shown in the ct scan image in figure 2. Sep, 2010 part of violinfest throughout september, wqxr explores the many sides of the iconic instrument. Fords guarneri is called the doyen because it was once owned by m. Interior details of guarneri dg violins the pegbox. It was named after seymour egerton, 4th earl of wilton, a musician, associate of arthur sullivan, and 19th century owner of the instrument. Next, i will check the backplate fit, complete the backplate graduations, install the label, remove the mold, clean up the interior, and install the back plate. Violins studied using sound spectra analysis from 4. The varnish is of a fiery orange brown color showing lots of cracquelure, clots and runs due to uneven application. In the long history of the craft, there is no other year when a single maker created such a varied outpouring of originality. Asking price would make vieuxtemps guarneri the most.649 1253 1586 381 1341 1094 1328 245 1191 536 948 1073 203 736 1540 966 1396 43 528 191 978 565 858 573 803 651 985 810 1128 782 832 594