摘要: 10 of the Most Famous Violin Labels Giovanni Paolo Maggini (1580-1632) Maggini’s early works were influenced byGasparo Da Salo, his teacher, but he later moved increasingly in the directionof th ...
10 of the Most Famous Violin Labels Giovanni Paolo Maggini (1580-1632)
10 of the Most Famous Violin Labels
Giovanni Paolo Maggini (1580-1632)
Maggini’s early works were influenced byGasparo Da Salo, his teacher, but he later moved increasingly in the directionof the Cremonese school. While his instruments are praised for their excellenttone quality, they can be difficult to play due to their size.
Jacobus Stainer (1620-1683)
Stainer was the first great representatives ofhis trade in Tirol, and had a reputation for producing some of the best violinsof his day. In the 18th century, it was common to pay more for a Stainer violinthan one made in Cremona. Like other great masters, his label was used innumerous copies of his work long after his death,.
Francesco Ruggieri (1620-1695)
Although Ruggieri’s instruments show definitesigns of the influence of Amati, no evidence has yet been found to prove thathe received his training at the Amati workshop. As well as violins, Ruggerimade an important advance in cello-making, reducing its size in comparison tohis contemporaries. The Ruggieri family name appeared in different forms onvarious violins, including Regeri, Ruger, Ruggeri and Ruggerius.
Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737)
Arguably the greatest of them all, Stradivaribegan under the influence of the Amati tradition but began to develop his ownunique style in the 1680s. This included longer F holes and stronger necks onhis violins. His so-called golden period ran from around 1700 to 1720. The mostexpensive Stradivarius sold in 2011 at a London auction house for an incredible£9.8 million. Here you can see one of his instruments from 1715 in action.
Girolamo (Hieronymus) Amati(1649-1740)
Girolamo (or Hieronymus) Amati II was theeldest son of Nicolò Amati and the last maker of the family. He studied withhis father from an early age and took over the family workshop after hisfather’s death in 1684. Although the workshop never again achieved the successor prolific production it had enjoyed under Nicolò, probably because ofcompetition from the Stradivari and Guarneri shops, Girolamo was a gifted maker.
Matthias Klotz (1656-1743)
Matthias Klotz was a member of the Klotz familyof violin makers that flourished in Germany as early as 1683. He studied withJacob Stainer in his early years before making his way to Cremona where he thenlearned with Nicolo Amati.
Carlo Bergonzi (1683-1747)