Dubosq lettre, one of the best amateurs of his day. From 1972 to 1977 it was used by the violinist pinchas zukerman in concerts and recordings. Asking price would make vieuxtemps guarneri the most expensive musical. This violin is well preserved, and ascribale to the second period of production of the master from cremona. I have carefully analyzed these patterns paying special attention to similarities that. The violin masterpieces of guarneri del gesu peter biddulph on. I became acquainted with the instrument in 1884 when on a visit to bordeaux and there met the wf well known wine merchant, m. Bartolomeo giuseppe guarneri del gesu, violin, cremona. The violin was made in 1742 in the city of cremona. Guarneri family, celebrated family of violin makers of cremona, italy. The hills, in their book about the guarneri family especulate that most. It was published by peter biddulph and has a total of 72 pages in the book.
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. Strads arching tends to be flat, where del gesu has higher arch. Gesu figure 3 shows the spectrum from the 15 different pieces each played. 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. From 1981, an accompanying series of little miss books by. 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. But it has been verified that this is indeed a guarneri del gesu. Albeit made with a lot of help from andrea guarnerius.
This deluxe set includes an inside mold that is 15mm thick made of 11 ply wood. 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 worldfamous david violin is on view at the legion of. Download340 guarneri del gesu kreissler 1733 roger hargrave examines the construction and workmanship of this magnificent violin. The strength of the method is, however, simplification reflecting. 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. A very fine classical violin by guarneri del gesu, the original label dated 1742. In undisturbed condition, this violin gives an unparalleled insight into the working methods of del gesu. Jul 08, 2017 posts about guarneri del gesu written by belcantoviolins.
The varnish is of a fiery orange brown color showing lots of cracquelure, clots and runs due to uneven application. Alard guarneri del gesu violin 1742 poster the strad shop. 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. In addition, a 1707 stradivari, a 1742 guarneri, and a 1752 j. Certificate of luthier an authentic jewel of the prestigious master luthier giorgio grisales. Initially he had difficulty finding a publisher, but once he did the books became an instant success. The vieuxtemps guarneri is a violin built by the renowned italian instrument maker giuseppe guarneri around 1741. Violin instrument cello violin family music like doria vintage guitars playing guitar classical music musical instruments more information. Peaks represent harder fall growth and troughs represent softer spring growth. He ha a small collection of instruments and this gguarnerif.
The twopiece back is cut on the quarter from strongly flamed maple. Bartolomeo giuseppe antonio guarnieri is the grandson of antonio stradivari, a violin maker of all time. The back consists of a single piece of maple, cut radially. Figure 3 ct densitometer graph for the 1735 del gesu top shown in the ct scan image in figure 2. Giuseppe guarneri del gesu, the son of giuseppe guarneri filius andrea 1666c. In a major rare and expensive book on geiseppe guarneri del gesu, by p. The late roger hargreaves was an english author and illustrator of childrens books, including the popular mr. This giuseppe guarneri del gesu violin is the finest among them. The history of your guarneri del gesu violin dated 1733 is, as far as same is known to us, as follows. Roger hargrave examines one of stradivaris finest violins. Antonio stradivari 16441737 and giuseppe guarneri del gesu 16981744 are the two most celebrated violin makers of all time. The instrument was later used by yehudi menuhin, itzhak perlman and pinchas zukerman. 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.
Published on july 8, 2017 november 27, 2019 by belcantoviolins leave a comment. Lotus land giuseppe guarneri del gesu, 1737 king joseph. Roger hargreaves biography, books and facts famous authors. This violin is loosely based on the guarnieri del gesus kochanski of 1741. Jul 17, 2012 giuseppe guarneri del gesu, 1742 lord wilton. Roger hargreaves biography charles roger hargreaves, born in 1935, was an english author and illustrator of childrens books.
Moreover, guarneris instruments were recognized by a worldclass soloist three decades before stradivaris were likewise championed. 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. The worldfamous david violin is on view at the legion. Moreover, guarneri s instruments were recognized by a worldclass soloist three decades before stradivaris were likewise championed. Biddulph there is this page showing violin plate graduation patterns of some of his most famous violins. Men series for his son, adam, who currently oversees the estate and creates illustrations for new mr. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.
It was named after seymour egerton, 4th earl of wilton, a musician, associate of arthur sullivan, and 19th century owner of the instrument. Giuseppe guarneri del gesu 1733 kreisler violin deluxe mold and template set. Guiseppe antonio guarneri del gesu italian, 16871745. The working methods of guarneri del gesu and their. The library of congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes. Asking price would make vieuxtemps guarneri the most. 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. Working in the small northern italian city of cremona, these two craftsmen left an unsurpassable legacy. On the very beautiful panette violin made by giuseppe guarneri 16981744, known as guarneri del gesu, italian luthier, in 1737, owned for 40 years by isaac stern and now by bsi, banca della svizzera italiana. Download437 antonio stradivari tuscan viola 1690 roger hargrave on a rare surviving viola from stradivaris most skillfull period as a craftsman. 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. Fords guarneri is called the doyen because it was once owned by m. Around 1730 to 1732, guarneri made two violins from the same piece of wood.
While pietro earns respect for his deft combination of cremonese and. All of these are attributes we would need to hear to recognize the sound as coming from a violin. 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. A spectacular violin for its construction, sound, projection and comfort. Throughout september, wqxr explores the many sides of the iconic instrument. In his book on stradivari, fetis mentions an early form of del 9gesu label, 8 later re. See all books authored by roger hargreaves, including little miss sunshine mr. The craft of violinmaking reached artistic heights during the 17th and 18th centuries in the workshops of guarneri and antonio stradivari of cremona, italy. Guarneri del gesu, panette, 1737 in searchworks catalog. Anders buen differences of sound spectra in violins. Interior details of guarneri dg violins sign in to follow this. Giuseppe guarneri s 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. The curl is of medium width and descends from the center seam. 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.
Roger hargreaves books list of books by author roger hargreaves. Stradivari and guarneri del gesu stradivari society. Interior details of guarneri dg violins the pegbox. Il cannone is also known by the variants il cannone del gesu, the cannon, often appended with guarneri del gesu, the guarneri trademark.
Library of congress receives guarneri violin for collection. Differences of sound spectra in violins by stradivari and. 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. 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. Mar 18, 2017 this violin is a haddock guarneri del gesu model. 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. 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. 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. Roger hargrave examines the construction and workmanship of this magnificent violin. After doing some reading and searching on the web, i think i want to choose one of the four models below. Biddulphs book on giuseppe guarneri del gesu the pegbox. As such its contents should be treated with extreme caution. Deluxe pattern mold set, kreisler model international violin. 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 tidy interior work may suggest that the makers gave enough of a crap to let the linings in. 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. The worldfamous david violin is on view at the legion of honor. 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. 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. 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. I have carefully analyzed these patterns paying special attention to similarities that might prove helpful to violin making, using his techniques.
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. Hear great recordings from the young rock stars of the instrument to the established veterans, and the greats of the past. Men is a series of childrens books by english author roger hargreaves commencing in 1971. Hi, after building several violins on a stradivari model, i now would like to build my next one after a del gesu model. Although the greatest care has been taken while compiling this site it almost certainly contains many mistakes. Il cannone guarnerius of 1743 is a violin fabricated by the italian luthier giuseppe antonio guarneri of cremona 16981744. Written by andy fein, luthier at fein violins, and kevin berdine. I decided to include a scrollgraft and an ebony button crown on the plowden guarneri del gesu model.
Sep, 2010 part of violinfest throughout september, wqxr explores the many sides of the iconic instrument. Violin, the doyen, by giuseppe guarneri del gesu, 1744. Guarneri del gesu model for making a copy the pegbox. The strad, october, 1994, john dilworth, orpheus, london illustrated.890 1063 111 1592 888 305 1604 504 1276 1 1433 1342 1012 31 1521 526 871 1447 543 1207 440 177 1382 205 945 850 1473 1253 1025