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  Antonio Stradivari - LoveToKnow 1911
ANTONIO STRADIVARI (1644-1737), Italian violin-maker, is associated throughout his life with Cremona, where he brought the craft of violin-making to its highest pitch of perfection.
Antonio Stradivari's sons Francesco (1671-1743) and Omobono (1679-1742) were also violinmakers, who assisted their father, together with Carlo Bergonzi, who appears to have succeeded to the possession of Antonio's stock-in-trade.
The Stradivari method of violin-making created a standard for subsequent times; but what is regarded as Antonio's special advantage, now irrecoverable, was his varnish, soft in texture, shading from orange to red, the composition of which has been much debated.
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 Antonio Stradivari - Encyclopedia.com
Antonio Stradivari, or Antonius Stradivarius, 1644-1737, Italian violin maker of Cremona; pupil of Niccolò Amati.
STRADIVARI: LORD OF THE STRINGS; His name is synonymous with the greatest violins ever made.
Antonio Stradivari was probably born in 1644 somewhere...
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  Antonio Stradivari Summary
Antonio Stradivari, also known by the Latin form of his name, Antonius Stradivarius, was a master craftsman who revolutionized the design of the violin.
Stradivari's wife died in 1698, and she was honored with a large funeral.
Antonio Stradivari died in Cremona, Italy on December 18, 1737 and is buried in Cremona.
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 Antonio Stradivari
In 1680 Stradivari set up for himself in the Piazza San Domenico, and his fame as a violin-maker was soon established.
Stradivari fixed the exact shape and position of the sound-holes, and his model has been copied by most makers since his time.
Stradivari was buried in the Basilica of San Domenico.
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 Antonio Stradivari information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Antonio Stradivari (1644 – December 18, 1737, Cremona) was an Italian luthier (maker of violins and other stringed instruments), the most prominent member of that profession.
Antonio Stradivari was born in the year 1644 (by some sources in 1649 or 1650) but there are not any sources about his exact birth place, apart from the fact that he was born in Italy to Alessandro Stradivari and Anna Moroni.
Antonio Stradivari died in Cremona, Italy on December 18, 1737 and is buried in the Basilica of San Domenico in Cremona.
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 Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Stradivarius Violins
Antonio Stradivari was born in 1644, and established his shop in Cremona, Italy, where he remained active until his death in 1737.
In addition, thousands of violins have been made in tribute to Stradivari, copying his model and bearing labels that read "Stradivarius." Therefore, the presence of a Stradivarius label in a violin has no bearing on whether the instrument is a genuine work of Stradivari himself.
This inscription indicates the maker (Antonio Stradivari), the town (Cremona), and "made in the year," followed by a date that is either printed or handwritten.
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 Cigar Aficionado | Archives | Stradivari Unveiled
The finest of Stradivari's predecessors, and most of his contemporaries, produced smaller instruments with fairly high curved or arching backs that produced beautiful but thin tones, suitable for the church services or small chamber music ensembles that entertained the nobles who were their patrons.
Stradivari and Guarneri were the megastars in a galaxy of superlative seventeenth and eighteenth century violin makers, whose serendipitous residence in Cremona has given the name Cremonese to all the stringed instruments produced in that time and place.
When he died on Dec. 18, 1737, Stradivari was interred in one of the small chapels in the Church of San Domenico, across the plaza from his home, in the plot he had purchased from the descendant of a family of minor Cremonese nobles.
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Antonio Stradivari was a seventeenth-century violin maker whose name in Latin form, Stradivarius, has become synonymous with excellence.
Antonio Stradivari (1644 - December 18, 1737) was an Italian [L]uthier (maker of violins and other stringed instruments), the most prominent member of that profession.
Antonio Stradivari of Cremona, Italy, perhaps the most famous of violin makers, was born one year before the beginning of the Maunder Minimum.
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 Violin, "The Harrison," by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1693
Violin, The Harrison, by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1693.
Shown in color as the frontispiece of the standard biography, Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work (1644-1737), published in 1902 by William E. Hill and Sons of London, it was one of 44 instruments chosen to be shown at the international exhibition held in Cremona in 1987 to mark the 250th anniversary of Stradivari's death.
Guitar, The Rawlins, by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1700
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 Antonio Stradivari Biography
There are no records of Antonio Stradivari's birth, but based on the documentation of his age that accompanied his signature on some of the instruments he created late in his life, it is assumed that he was born in 1644.
Stradivari was probably apprenticed (worked to learn a trade) to Amati by the early 1660s and under Amati's direction learned the craft of violin making.
The years from 1700 to 1720 were the greatest of Stradivari's career, and the era was often referred to as the craftsman's "golden period." It was during this time that he perfected his violin design and created his finest instruments.
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 Violin Makers: Nicol˜ Amati (1596–1684) and Antonio Stradivari (ca. 1644–1737) | Thematic Essay | Timeline ...
During the 1680s, Stradivari moved away from Nicolò Amati's style, experimenting with his own soundhole shapes, softer varnish, wider purfling (the inlaid border near the edges of the violin's back and front), and a stronger tone.
Stradivari also made violas and a number of stringed instruments, including viols, lutes, mandolins, guitars, and harps.
While the instruments of Stradivari were certainly appreciated during his long lifetime, it was not until the late eighteenth century, when several violin virtuosi publicly favored instruments by Stradivari and Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri ("del Gesù") (1698–1744), that his work was seen as the epitome of the luthier's art.
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Made when Antonio Stradivari was 55 years old, the violin earned its name from one of its former owners – the wife of Scottish industrialist Sir Charles Tennant, who was given the instrument by her husband in 1900.
Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri departed significantly from previous designs, which had very highly-arched front and back plates, by building instruments with relatively flat bodies.
Stradivari’s violins were known for their brilliant tone color; Guarneri’s for their full, dark character.
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 Violin- Famous Violin Makers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1690, Stradivari adopted the "long pattern"; it had a flatter, narrower bouts, darker tone, darker color, stronger arches in the front and back, and a bodylength one quarter longer than usual.
Stradivari's style again changed in 1700 when he began to use a finer selection of reddish brown varnish.
Antonio Stradivari died December 18, 1737 in Cremona, Italy at the age of ninety-three.
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 'Masters at the Beginning of the Art' (February 1999) - Library of Congress Information Bulletin
Executive Director of the Stradivari Society John Kang explained that the group is dedicated to advancing the careers of artists by joining patrons and their acquisitions with violinists, violists and cellists.
At the time, Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri were two of the many early violin builders in Italy who shared the same craftsmanship and materials, such as wood and varnish.
Stradivari's "golden period" instruments (1700-1720s) render a broader, richer sound, while those of the last period (1730s) produce a darker, deeper voice "as happens to us when we age," observed Mr.
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 Violin- Famous Violin Makers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1690, Stradivari adopted the "long pattern"; it had a flatter, narrower bouts, darker tone, darker color, stronger arches in the front and back, and a bodylength one quarter longer than usual.
Stradivari's style again changed in 1700 when he began to use a finer selection of reddish brown varnish.
Antonio Stradivari died December 18, 1737 in Cremona, Italy at the age of ninety-three.
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 Stradivarius Violins
Antonio Stradivari was born in the year 1644 (by some sources also in 1649 or 1650) in Cremona, Italy to Alessandro Stradivari and Anna Moroni.
Antonio Stradivari died in Cremona, Italy on December 18, 1737 and is buried in the Basilica of San Domenico in Cremona.
The world's two largest publically-accessible collections of Stradivari instruments belong to the King of Spain, consisting of two violins, two cellos, and a viola, exhibited in the Music Museum at the former Royal Palace (Palacio Real) in Madrid, and the U.S Library of Congress' collection of three violins, a viola, and a cello.
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 Phillips - The 1694 Baillot-Pomerau Violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona
The 1694 Baillot-Pomerau Violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona
Antonio Stradivari was born in Cremona in 1644 and died there in 1737.
Stradivari's original design for harps, lutes, mandolins, guitars and a tromba marina together with many patterns and moulds and certain of his tools are now part of the Dalla Valle Collection in the Civic Museum in Cremona.
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 Antonio Stradivari, instrument maker of the Divine
Stradivari married in July of 1667, to one Francesca Feraboschim, a young widow who bore him six children.
Stradivari was buried in the Basilica of San Domenico.
Stradivari fixed the exact shape and position of the sound-holes, and his model has been copied by most makers since his time.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Antonio Stradivari
As there is no evidence of his birth and baptism in any of the parish registers of Cremona, it is supposed that he was born in some village near that town.
In 1680 Stradivari set up for himself in the Piazza San Domenico, and his fame as a violin-maker was soon established.
On account of the gradual rise in pitch the increased pressure of the strings demands an increased power of resistance in the bar underneath the bridge, hence it has been found necessary to re-bar all the old violins and violoncellos.
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 Antonio Stradivari in Japan
It also includes a visual tour inside the elegantly ornamented Sunrise of 1677, which is shown to be in remarkable condition for any instrument its age.
Stradivari, a citizen of Cremona, Italy, spent over eighty years at the bench from the age of thirteen, the date on his first known label, in pursuit of perfection.
This is a precise presentation of fourteen of the master's great instruments in Japanese use or ownership in 1984.
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 Cremona in der Lombardei - Die Stadt der Geigenbauer Stradivari und Guaneri - milano24ore
Der einzige Saal diente den Versammlungen der Kommandatur der Zivilmiliz.
Unbedingt zu empfehlen ist ein Besuch des Geigenbauermuseums, wo echte Stradivari zu besichtigen sind.
Das Stradivari-Museum stellt mit seinen über 700 Exponaten eine repräsentative Auswahl der Geigenbauerkunst der Werkstätten Antonio Stradivaris.
www.urlaub-lombardei.de /Sehenswerte_Orte/Cremona.html   (244 words)

  
 Antonio Stradivari Biography - Stradivarius Violins
Antonio Stradivari was born in 1644, and died in 1737, and in his 93 years, he established himself as the greatest violin maker in the history of mankind.
He was born in Italy, and worked in Cremona for the majority of his life.
Although he was Italian, he would inscribe his violins with Latin slogans, hence, the violins became known as Antonius Stradivarius violins, or merely Stradivarius violins, rather than Stradivari violins.
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 Antonio Stradivari — Infoplease.com
Two of Stradivari's sons, Francesco Stradivari (1671–1743) and Omobono Stradivari (1679–1742), worked with him and continued the craft after his death, producing a number of fine instruments.
This Day in History: December 18 - December 18 Yesterday Tomorrow 1737 Violin maker Antonio Stradivari died in Cremona, Italy.
The resonance of the instruments made by master violin-maker Antonio Stradivari may have been due to a change in climate 500 years......
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 Antonio stradivari - Antonio Stradivarius (2)
Antonio Stradivari, renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy
Antonio Stradivari was born in the year 1644 (by some sources also in 1649 or 1650) in Cremona Antonio Stradivari died in Cremona, Italy on December 18,
Antonio Stradivari (1644 — December 18, 1737) was an Italian luthier, which is a crafter of stringed instruments such as violins, guitars and harps.
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 Los Stradivarius de Antonio Stradivari | LANACION.com
Su nombre fue Antonio Stradivari y nació, aparentemente, en Cremona en algún momento entre 1645 y 1649.
Stradivari no sólo construyó violines sino también violas, chelos, guitarras, mandolinas y arpas.
No se descubre nada en especial si se reconoce que Antonio es hoy más conocido como Stradivarius que por su apellido original.
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