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Garcin 1731 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Gand & Bernardel
    Garcin, Jules Auguste (1870)
    ???
    Several German collectors
    ???
    Lachmann, Erich
    ???
    Stradivari Society - Chicago
    Koh, Jennifer

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 82 and Stradivari Society:  The Stradivari Society[165]

 

Gariel 1717 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Tarisio, Luigi
    Vuillaume (~1850)
    Gariel - Paris (~1850) 1
    Caressa, Albert - Paris (1921)
    Ygartua, Mr. - Bilbao
    ???
    Hamma - Stuttgart
    Macoutel & Deschamp
    Wurlitzer collection
    Crocker, Samuel L. - Los Angeles (~1944)
    ???
    Laredo, Jaime

Remarks:

  1. Gariel was president of the Academy of Science in Paris. He owned this instrument for over 50 years.
Goodkind also states Bryant, J. Francais, Gand, Hammig, Hill and Stark as past owners.

Gradoux-Matt, Emmanuel:  In Focus - Laredo's voice[62]; Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 65; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 733

 

ex Gendron 1693 Strad., A. C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Gendron, Maurice
    Gendron's widow
    Kliegel, Maria

Remarks:

Denton, David:  Maria Kliegel: cellist reborn[33]

 

General Berthier Franz von Vecsey 1716 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???

Remarks:

-

 

General Kyd 1714 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    General Kyd (+1793)
    Hill & Sons - London
    Mr. Sinsheimer (1928)
    Wurlitzer
    Fisher, Sophia, (1946)
    Sutherland, Dr. J. K.
    Perlman, Itzhak
    Couple - Milwaukee 1
     •   Salerno-Sonnenberg, Nadja 1
    Ughi, Uto 2
    ???

Remarks:

  1. Ms. Salerno-Sonnenberg was lent this instrument by a couple, which lived in Milwaukee. She played on it for about 6 years.
  2. Uto Ughi let remove the original Stradivari neck of this instrument and replace it by a modern one. A quite deplorable act since there are only few instruments, which have their original neck.
 

Gibson ex Hubermann 1713 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Gibson, George Alfred 1
    ???
    Hill & Sons - London
    Hubermann, Bronislaw (1911) 2
    Stolen - Vienna (1919)
    Hubermann, Bronisl. (1919)
    Altman, Julian - New York (1936) 3
    Hall, Marcelle - New York (1985) 4
    Lloyd's of London - London (1988) 4
    Brainin, Norbert (1988) 5
    Bell, Joshua (2001)

Remarks:

  1. Georg Alfred Gibson (1849 - 1924) was professor of violin at the Royal Academy, a renowned soloist and leader of the Royal Band.
  2. The Gibson was presented to Hubermann by Count Zamoyski.
  3. This instrument was stolen Hubermann twice. The first time in Vienna the second one in New York. Julian Altman was said to be the theft. For more details look at "The Way the Gibson Went": Bill Palmer: Twice stolen.
  4. Marcell Hall is Altman's widow. She passed the instrument to Lloyd's of London after having negociated a finder fee.
  5. Norbert Brainin was formerly a member of the Amadeus Quartet. He sold the Gibson to Bell.

Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] p 366, Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 55, Shaprau, Carla:  Did he or didn't he?[152], Wrolstad, Mark:  A famed violin's fantastic journey - Long-lost Stradivarius strikes a   chord in heart of modern master[191]
 

Gibson 1734 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    an Officer of the Bank of England
    Gibson, Alfred
    Hubermann, Bronislaw
    ???
    Ricci, Ruggiero
    ???

Remarks:

Played by Ricci in the recording 'The Glory of Cremona'. Wurlitzer, Rembert:  The Glory of Cremona[192]

 

Gibson 1734 Strad., A. Va
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Gillot collection
    Hart, George senior
    Laurie, David
    M. de Saint Senoch
    Gand & Bernadel
    Knoop, Johann Ludwig Baron
    Gibson, Alfred
    Hart, George
    Captain Murray - Galashiels
    Wurlitzer collection
    Herrmann, Emil
    Hamma & Co.
    Dr. Kuehne
    Caressa, Albert - Paris
    Herrmann, Emil
    Warburg, Felix
    ???

Remarks:

Felix Warburg acquired this instrument for the Musical Art Quartet. Potter, Tully:  Success in high society - The Musical Art Quartet[126]

Henley states it as being of 1728. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]

 

Gillot 1715 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Joachim, Joseph

Remarks:

-

 

Goddard 1686 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Bower, Mr.
    Sutherland, Mr.
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 24

 

ex Goldmann 1716 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Milstein, Nathan

Remarks:

-

 

Gore-Booth 1710 Strad., A. C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Gore-Booth, Sir Robert
    Laurie, David
    Rothschild, Baron Nathaniel, Wien (1890)
    Rothschild, Baronesse Clarice de
    Wurlitzer, Rembert (1956)
    Francais, Jacques (1964)
    Wallenstein, A. (1970)
    Tushinski, I. (until 1978)
    Sothebys (for being sold by auction)
    Biddulph, Peter
    Filippini, Rocco, Cremona

Remarks:

-

 

Greffuhle 1709 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Blow, Reverend William
    ???
    Greffuhle, Vicomte (1900)
    ???
    Hug - Zurich
    ???
    Axelrod, Herbert
    Smithsonian Institution's Museum (1986)

Remarks:

Axelrod has lent since 1986 this instrument as part of a set of ornamented instruments to the Smithsonian Museum.
Ruhe, Pierre:  Preservation or incarceration?[147] and Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 48

 

Guyot 1685 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Silvestre, H. C., Paris (1890)
    Guyot family (~1890)
    Beare, J. and A. - London (1969)
    Anderson, Dr. John - London (1962)
    Unknown owner - Switzerland (1984)

Remarks:

Beare, Charles:  Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari[9]

 

Guyot 1688 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Guyot family - France
    ???
    Collier, Frank J.
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 26

   

Habeneck 1734 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    Royal Academy of Music
    Holmes, Ralph
    Warren-Green, Christopher

Remarks:

Mr. Warren-Green and Mr. Holmes was loaned this instrument by the RAM. Wallace, Helen:  The Singing Museum[188]

 

Haemmerle 1733 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Haemmerle Family - Vienna
    ???
    Brainin, Norbert
    ???
    Hattori, Joji - London

Remarks:

Hattori, Joji:   Joji Hattori official website[72]

 

Halir 1694 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Halir, Karl
    Herrmann, Emil - New York
    Curtis Institute of Music - Philadelphia (1936)
    ???
    Moennig, William A.
    Sutherland, Dr. J. K. - Michigan (May 1947)
    ???

Remarks:

Halir was a member of the Joachim Quartett. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 29

 

Hammer 1707 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Hammer, M., Stockholm collector
    Sinsheimer, Bernard
    Francois, G. M., Pittsburgh
    Herrmann, Emil
    Wallace, Albert
    ???
    Takezawa, Kyoko

Remarks:

-

 

Hammerle 1658 Amati, Nicolá V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Hammerle, Theodore
    Hottinger, Henry
    Wurlitzer, New York
    City of Cremona

Remarks:

The Cremonese Provincial Board of Tourism purchased this instrument in autumn 1966. Potter, Tully:  The Violins of Cremona[128]

 

Harrison 1693 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Harrison, R. L. (1900)
    Salomon, Herman (1942)
    ???
    Chung, Kyung-Wha
    Music Museum Vermillio, South Dakota (USA)

Remarks:

-

 

ex Hart 1700 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Hart
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 38

 

Hart 1727 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Henley: ex Leslie Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]
Goodkind: Francescatti Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Scottish family Leslie (until 1876)
    Hart, George
    ??? USA
    Mrs. Lees - Oldham
    Hill & Sons - London (1935)
    Francescatti, Zino (1936)
    Accardo, Salvatore

Remarks:

-

 

ex Hartmann 1752 Guadagnini, J. B. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Hartmann, Arthur - Berlin (~1905)
    Wagner?, ? (1905)
    Lorenz, Alfred - Philadelphia (1925)
    Glass, Beaumont (1925)
    ???
    Maggini Foundation
    Lunny, Cora Venus

Remarks:

Ms. Lunny has this instrument on loan from the Maggini Foundation.

 

Hauser 1710 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Hauser, Miska
    Hauser, Isador, New York
    Gemunder, New York (1891)
    ???

Remarks:

Miska Hauser was a Hungarian virtuoso. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 52

 

Hausmann 1724 Strad., A. C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Fountain, Andrew
    ???
    Hausmann, George (1839)
    Hausmann, Robert
    ???
    ??? - USA (1925)
    René Morel Rare Violins - New York
     •   Vogler, Jan - New York
    René Morel Rare Violins - New York

Remarks:

George Hausmann bought the Hausmann and bequeathed it to his nephew Robert, member of the Joachim Quartet, who played on this instrument at the first performance of Brahms' Double Concerto - with Joseph Joachim - as well as of the Cello Sonata op. 99.
Jan Vogler the young German cellist plays the Hausmann on loan of René Morel Rare Violins. He recorded with the Hausmann Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata a well as Brahms' sonata op. 83 and 6 songs. It is probably the first recording featuring this instrument.
Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 96; Berlin Classics:  Booklet of the recording Schubert-Brahms[13]

 

Hegedus, ex Lord Dunmore 1732 Guarn. d. G. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Hill: Mr. Ferencz Hegedus, ex Lord Dunmore Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family[78]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Dunmore, Lord
    ???
    Hegedus, Mr. Ferencz
    ???

Remarks:

Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family[78] p 84, 101

 

Heifetz-Piel 1731 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Hill & Sons - London
    Mr. Janson (Tunbridge Wells)
    Hamma - Stuttgart (1899)
    Piel (New York)
    Friedrich & Co.
    Bloomfield, Sam (L.A.)
    Heifetz, Jascha

Remarks:

-

 

Hellier 1679 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    Hellier, Sir Samuel - Winborne (1734)
    Hellier Family (until 1880)
    Cromptom, George (1880 (1880 - 1885)
    Oldham, Charles (1985 (1985 - 1890)
    Col. Shaw-Hellier (1890 (1890 - 1910)
    Hill & Sons - London (1910)
    Bondy, Oscar - Wien (until 1925)
    Hill & Sons - London (until 1925)
    Morris, H. E. (until 1945)
    Wurlitzer, Rembert (until 1957)
    Hottinger, Henry (until 1965)
    Wurlitzer, Rembert (1965)
    Moennig, William - Philadelphia (1974)
    Private collection

Remarks:

This is the second of the 10 known ornamented instruments by Stradivari and perhaps the most celebrated of all made before 1700.
Goodkind states also Sacconi as a former owner.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 20; Beare, Charles:  Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari[9] ; Bein & Fushi:  The Miracle Makers[11] p 12

 

Hemmel 1744 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Grumiaux, Arthur

Remarks:

-

 

Herkules 1732 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Ysaye, Eugène
    stolen - Petersburg (1908)

Remarks:

-

 

ex Hill 1682 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Wurlitzer (1935)
    ???
    Wurlitzer (1944)
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 22

 

ex Hill 1841 Guadagnini V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    Suk, Josef

Remarks:

-

 

Hilton 1691 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Panormo, Vincenzo, London (1843)
    Unknown English family (until 1940)
    Beare, William (until 1952)
    Hill & Sons - London
    Hilton, Dr. Reginald (1952)
    Beare. J. and A.
    ???

Remarks:

Beare, Charles:  Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari[9] p 52

 

Holroyd 1727 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Cappelletti, Andrea

Remarks:

-

 

Hrimaly 1712 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Hrimaly, Press Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Hrimaly 1
    ???
    Press, Michael
    Private owner - California
    Duffy, Harry 2
    Martínez Cañas, Dr. José (1974)
    ??? (1982)
    ???

Remarks:

  1. Student at the Prag Conservatoire.
  2. Duffy assisted the private owner from California and Dr. Martínez Cañas during the transaction.
Goodkind also states Babushka and J. Français as former owners.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 54; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 193; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 733; Martinez Cañas, Jose:  eMails to José Sánchez-Penzo dated April and May 2001 (unpublished).[101]

 

ex Hubay, ex Gerle 1726 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Paganini, N.
    Vuillaume - Paris
    Belgian collector
    Hubay, Jenö (1889)
    ???
    Caressa, Albert - Paris
    ???
    Gerle, Robert (1956)
    ??? (1987)
    Hu, Nai-Yuan

Remarks:

Apart from the fact of having belonged to Paganini the historical importance of this instrument is also evident as Hubay used it while premiering Brahms' d-minor sonata. Gerle, Robert:  Letter to José Sánchez-Penzo dated September 13, 1998 (unpublished).[60]; O´Neill Beall, Judson:  Robert Gerle.[118]; Taipei Cultural Center:    Taiwan Connection[167]

 

Hubermann, ex Kreisler 1733 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Kreisler, Fritz
    ???
    Hubermann, Bronislaw
    ???
    Tschudi, Daniel (after 1945)
    Martzy, Johanna
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 85; Potter, Tully:  Captivating queen of violinists - Johanna Martzy[127]

 

Huggins 1708 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    Vuillaume
    Huggins, Sir William
    Kahn, Felix, New York (1914)
    Wurlitzer
    Herrmann, Emil (eventually)
    Petschek, Karl, Berlin (1931)
    ???
    Lin, Cho-Liang
    ???

Remarks:

-

   

ex Innes,Loder 1729 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Sarbu, Eugene

Remarks:

-

 

Irish Academy 1683 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Irish Academy (after 1872)
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 22

 

Isador Berger 1710 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Smith, Frank J. - Chicago
    Berger, Dr. Isador (1943)
    Puttick & Simpson's (1960)
    ???

Remarks:

Dr. Berger registered the instrument under his name under state Laws in Cook County, Illinois. This was a rather unusual step. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p53

 

Iussopov 1736 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: - Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    USSR State Collection
    Oistrakh, David - Moscow
    ???

Remarks:

Named after the Prince Iussopov, which was involved in the plot to assassinate Rasputin in 1916. Altman, Dan:   David Oistrakh and Stradivari Violins[2]

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