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ex J.R. Payne, Esq 1690 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Merton
    ???
    Hill & Sons - London (1876)
    ???
    Boothby-Heathcote
    Hill & Sons - London
    Simonds, Shea
    Payne, Clarence
    Payne, J. R.
    ???
    ??? (1961)
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 27

 

Jacqueline du Pré 1673 Strad., A. C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Pré, Jacqueline du
    Harrell, Lynn

Remarks:

-

 

Jan Kubelik 1687 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Lord Palmer
    Kubelik, Jan
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument was presented to Kubelik by Lord and Lady Palmer on his 21st birthday. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 25

 

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

    ???
    Becker, Jean
    ???
    Dardenne, Victor (1944)
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument is similar in appearance to the Marquis Doria. Dardenne was a Belgian violinist of the New York Metropolitan Opera House orchestra. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 24

 

Joachim, Morgan 1708 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Joachim; Morgan Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Henley: Geraldine Morgan, ex Joachim Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]
Doring: Morgan-Joachim Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Houten, Anton Ignatz van - Aachen (~1844) 1
    Weber, Dr. 1
    Joachim, Joseph - Berlin 2
    Morgan, Geraldine (1881) 3
    Greer, Dessie (1894) 3
    Roeder (1918) 4
    Schilbach, Oswald 5
    Brown, Mrs. John Nicholas (1936) 6
    Brown, Nicholas (1936) 6
    ???
    Wang, Mira - New York (1999)

Remarks:

  1. Van Houten was a distinguished amateur violinist, Dr. Weber his son in law.
  2. Joachim inherited this instrument from his friend Dr. Weber.
  3. Geraldine Morgan, Joachim's pupil, was the eldest child of John Paul Morgan, the founder of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio. His four children went all to Berlin, Germany, to study with Joachim. Short before Geraldine's american debut Joachim gave her the instrument. Soon afterwards, a friend, Ms. Greer, purchased it from Joachim and presented it to Miss Morgan, who was very successful performing as well as teaching. She founded the New York Joseph Joachim Institue.
  4. Mr. Roeder was the son of Geraldine Morgan, who had married Mr. Benjamin F. Roeder.
  5. Violin dealer.
  6. Mrs. Brown acquired this instrument for her son Nicholas.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 46; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 731; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p133; Sanchez-Penzo, José:   Mira Wang's Home Page[148]

 

ex Joachim 1714 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Herr Mueller - Bremen
    Joachim, Joseph (1849)
    C.G. Meier, London
    Knoop, Johann Ludwig Baron
    Hill & Sons - London
    several Americans
    Ricci, Ruggiero
    Stassevitch, Paul

Remarks:

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

 

Joachim 1723 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    van Houten
    Joachim, Joseph
    Riechers
    Wolff, Leonhard
    Hill & Sons - London
    Burmester, Willy
    Elman
    Wannamaker collection
    Bloomfield, Sam

Remarks:

-

 

ex Joachim-Aranyi 1715 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Mendelssohn, Franz von
    Joachim, Joseph
    Fachiri, Adila 1
    ???

Remarks:

  1. Adila Fachiri, born von Aranyi (later d'Aranyi) was Joachim's grandniece and sister of Jelly d'Aranyi with whom she often played duets in public.

Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 182

 

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

    ???
    Bradley, M. S.
    ???
    Viotti
    Rode, Pierre
    ???
    Keller, Harrison (late 1930's)
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 36

 

Jupiter 1722 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Midori

Remarks:

-

   

Kahn, ex Cte de Chaponay 1731 Guarn. d. G. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Hill: Mr. Felix Kahn, ex Cte de Chaponay Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family[78]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Chaponay, Cte. de
    ???
    Kahn, Felix
    ???

Remarks:

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

 

Kathleen Parlow 1735 Guarn. d. G. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Hill: Miss Kathleen Parlow, ex Dr. Duc Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family[78]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Viotti, Giovanni Battista
    ???
    Baillot, Pierre
    Pillet-Will, Count (~1830)
    Pillet-Will Family
    Lue, Dr. Henry - Paris (1899)
    ???
    Caressa & Francais - Paris
    Hamma & Co. - Stuttgart
    Pringsheim, Max - Breslau (1902)
    ???
    Björnson, Einar - Oslo (1908)
    Parlow, Kathleen (1908)
    Parlow's estate
    Marchetti, Ted - Columbus, Ohio
    ???

Remarks:

Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family[78] p 85, 101; National Library of Canada:   The Virtual Gramophone - Kathleen Parlow[110]; The Strad:  The 'Kathleen Parlow' Del Gesů, 1735[186]

 

ex Kiesewetter 1723 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Kiesewetter, Christoph G.
    Fletcher, Charles, London
    Havemeyer, Horace (about 1900)
    Wurlitzer, Rembert (1953)
    Gross, Dr. Jerome
    Gottlieb, Howard
    ???
    Arrison, Clement
    Vengerov, Maxim

Remarks:

Christoph Gottfried Kiesewetter was a German violinist (1777 - 1827), who had great success as composer and violinist but died as a pauper. Stradivari Society:  The Stradivari Society[165]

 

King David 1734 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Szyring Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Münch, Charles
    Szeryng, Henryk
    Israelian State (1972)

Remarks:

Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] p 774

 

King George 1710 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: George III (King) Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    King George I - London ? 1
    ???
    King George III - London 2
    Scottish Officer (1800) 3
    ???
    Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard - Nürmberg 4
    Dreyfuss, Baron von - Munich 5
    Dreyfuss Family
    Riechers, August - Berlin (1889)
    ???
    Meyer, Prof. Waldemar - Berlin (1890)
    ???
    Herrmann, Emil 6
    Kichi, Koichi - Tokyo
    ???

Remarks:

  1. Some accounts name George I, King of Great Britain, as a past owner of this instrument.
  2. It's more likely that George III has been meant as past owner and player.
  3. George III presented this instrument to one of his officers, a Scotchman who was a devoted lover of the violin. When he fell in the battle of Warterloo, the instrument was found among the things of his property he carried with him. This could be the reason why this instrument is also recorded as the Scottish in some sources.
  4. Molique (1802 - 1869) was a famous German violinist who lived in England from 1849 until 1866.
  5. Baron von Dreyfuss was a pupil of Molique. The King George remained in the Dreyfuss family until 1889.
  6. Emil Herrmann acquired the violin probably after Prof. Meyer's retirement in 1922. He sold it to Koichi Kichi.

According to Doring this instrument is also recorded as dated 1716. Whenley states a Molique 1716 Strad which is probably the same instrument.

Goodkind states also Habisreutinger as past owner.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 53 and 63; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 157; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 731

 

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

    Stradivari, Paolo
    ???
    King Maximilian - Bavaria
    Violinist of the King's orch.
    Hausmann, Bernhard (1826) (1826)
    Herrman, Emil (1925)
    ???
    Mrs. Rudolph Loeb, Berlin
    ???
    Axel-Springer-Stiftung - Berlin
     •   Schwalbé, Michel - Berlin
     •   ??? (1984)
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]; Eckardt, Emanuel:  Stradivari  - Viviane Hagner und ihre Partnerin[50]

 

King of Portugal,ex Chevillard 1725 Strad., A. C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    ??? - Spain (until 1836)
    Thibout's, J. P. - Paris (1836)
    Muzler, Mr.
    Chevillard, Pierre
    ???
    Dom Luis, King of Portugal (1878)
    Portugal state collection
    Mafra Palace (1991)
    Lisbon Museu da Música - Lisbon (1994)

Remarks:

Mr. Muzler was an amateur cellist.
The Portugese cellist Suggia declared this was not the King's instrument. Since then it is considered in Portugal to be a copy. Outside of Portugal it is unknown. No photographs can be found in any Stradivari related books. In 1991 it was stored in the cellars of the Mafra Palace being exposed to the rats, the woodworms and the humidity. It shows an unusual patina, probably the result of this treatment. The Strad:  The Strad, July 1998[177] p 720

 

King 1735 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Goding Collection
    Laurie, David
    Knoop, Johann Ludwig Baron
    Baron Knoop's family (1918)
    ???

Remarks:

Doring, Ernest N.:   The Baron Knoop[41]

 

Kochanski 1741 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Enthoven, Mr. (about 1880)
    Davis, Charles (after Mr. Enthoven's death)
    Hill & Sons - London
    Bennett, Richard
    Hill & Sons - London
    Kochánski, Paul
    Kochánski's widow (1934)
    Rosenberg, Mr
    Garbat, Rachel - New York
    Wurlitzer, Rembert - New York
    Rosand, Aaron (1957)

Remarks:

The Kochanski Guarneri del Gesú dated 1741 has never been restored, a quite rare case. Paris, Alain:  Lexikon der Interpreten klassischer Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[119], p 615

This instrument came to America in the middle of the 19th century.
Mr. Bennet possessed at one time the most important collection of instruments.
This facts were taken from a letter to Mr. Rosand from A. Phillips Hill published in The Strad 10/94. Phillips Hill, A.:  Letter to Aaron Rosand published as[121]

Mr Rosenberg was a relative of Mrs Rachel Garbet which in turn was a friend of Kochánski. After Kochánski's death Mrs Garbet adviced Mr Rosenberg to buy the instrument from the widow. Due to a seriously ill Mr Rosenberg gave the instrument in Wurlitzer's vault for many years and attorney power to Mrs Garbet to sell it.
Rosand, Aaron:  Going nuts about 'del Gesú'[144]

 

ex Kochanski ? Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Kochánski, Paul
    ???
    Briselli, Iso
    ???
    Amoyal, Pierre
    Stolen

Remarks:

Flesch, Carl:  Erinnerungen eines Geigers[55] p 185

 

Koeber 1725 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Koeder Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Koeber, Mr. - Hamburg (~1911)
    ???
    Hermann, Willi
    Wurlitzer, Rembert - New York (1951)
    Guizan, Alfred Mexico City
    Gade, George
    Wurlitzer, Rembert - New York
    Castellone, Jerry
    Wurlitzer, Rembert - New York
    Parera, Dr. Charles
     •   Kim, Young Uck
    Francais, Jacques - New York
    Lafer, Oscar - Sao Paulo (1974)

Remarks:

Lafer, Oscar:  eMail to José Sánchez-Penzo dated Juli 12, 2002 (unpublished).[93]

 

Kortschak-ex Joachim 1698 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Herr Weber - France
    Joachim, Joseph
    German amateur player
    M. Hinderer, Switzerland
    Hill & Sons - London
    Wurlitzer (1923)
    Kortshack, Hugo

Remarks:

-

 

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

    ???
    Kreisler, Fritz
    ???
    Portman, Mary
    ???
    Arrison, Clement R.
     •   Stradivari Society - Chicago
         •   Kokkonen, Elissa Lee

Remarks:

Owned by Arrison this instrument was lent to Ms Kokkonen through the Stradivari Society Chicago. Stradivari Society:  The Stradivari Society[165]

 

Kreutzer 1720 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Italian musician
    Kreutzer, Rodolphe (1795)
    Kreutzer's widow
    Massart (1831-1864)
    ???
    Doyen, Louis
    ???
    American person (1921)
    ???

Remarks:

Massart was Kreutzer's favourite pupil. This instrument was illustrated in 'The Strad Magazine' April 1909.Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 69

 

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

    ???
    Lupot, Nicolas
    Kreutzer, Rodolphe
    ???
    Wurlitzer, Rembert - New York
    Kress, George - Green Bay, Wisc. (1958 - 1997)
    Christie's - London (1997)
    Lazarov, Haim - London (01.04.1998)
    ???

Remarks:

The Kreutzer came under the hammer at April 1, 1998. The Strad:  The Strad, April 1998[175] p 345

It was bought by Lazarov, a London based dealer and former violinist, on behalf of 'one of the world's greatest violinist', as stated by himself. He didn't want reveal the name of the new owner but he said: 'We will be hearing the violin played all over the world very soon.' The Kreutzer fetched the record sum of 947,500 Pounds.

Meanwhile there are rumours indicating that Maxim Vengerov is the new owner. The Strad:  The Strad, June 1998[176] p 579

 

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

    ???
    Kreutzer, Rodolphe
    ???
    Doyen
    ???

Remarks:

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

 

ex Kubelik 1735 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Kubelik, Jan
    ???
    Chung, Kyung-Wha

Remarks:

Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] p 150, 433

 

Kustendyke 1699 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    Royal Academy of Music
    Colin, Sauer

Remarks:

Mr. Sauer was loaned this instrument by the RAM. Wallace, Helen:  The Singing Museum[188]

   

Lady Blunt 1721 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    Stradivari, Paolo
    Salabue, Count Cozio di
    ???
    Vuillaume, J. B. (1864)
    Blunt, Lady Anne (1864)
    ??? - Germany
    Knoop, Johann Ludwig Baron (1896)
    Street, J. E. - england (1900)
    Bennet, Richard
    Bower, R. - London
    Werro, Henry - Bern (1941)
    Hill & Sons - London
    Bloomfield, Sam (1959)
    Sotheby's - London (1971)
    Hill & Sons - London
    Unknown (Banker of Singapur)
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument, considered to be one of the finest existing Strads, bears the initials P. S. indicating, that it was owned by Stradivari's son Paolo. It laid for 100 years abandonned in a loft in Spain before Vuillaume acquired it and sold it to Lady Anna Isabella Noel, better known as Lady Anne Blunt (+1895), who was an amateur violinist, granddaughter of Lord Byron and pupil of Wilma Neruda-Norman and Leopold Jansa. At the Sotheby's auction 1971 the Lady Blund was acquired by Hill & Son on behalf of an unknown customer, who was later identified as a banker of Singapur.
Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p. 70; Wechsberg, Joseph:  Zauber der Geige (orig. The Glory of the Violin)[189] p. 206; Sotheby's:  Catalog Nov.     1985.[158] Lot No. 21

 

Lady Tennant, ex Lafont 1699 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Hamma & Co.
    ???
    Hill & Sons - London
    Lafont, Charles Phillipe
    ???
    Hill & Sons - London (1900)
    Tennant, Sir Charles
    Tennant, Lady Marguerite
    Möller, Max - Amsterdam
    Sprengel, Dr. Bernhard - Hannover (1944)
    ???

Remarks:

While being in possession of Max Möller this instrument was exhibited at the Stradivari Bicentenary Exhibition in Cremona.
Sotheby's:  Catalog Nov. 25, 1983.[155] Lot 40.

 

ex Lafont 1699 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Hill & Sons - London
    Lafont, Charles Phillipe
    ???
    Caressa, Albert - Paris
    Wurlitzer
    Sturchio, Dr.
    Albert, Saffe (1920)
    Herrmann, Emil (1931)
    ???
    Moennig & Son
    Haff, Dr. Charles (1938)
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 34

 

Lafont 1735 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Lafont, Charles Phillipe (before 1830) 1
    Thibout - Paris
    Davis - London
    Goding, James
    Christie'a - London
    ???
    Vuillaume, J. B.
    Kousminski, Jean de
    Brodsky, Adolf (1880-81) 2
    ???
    Ricci, Ruggiero 3
    ???
    Bein & Fushi, Chicago
    Kennedy, Nigel (1991) 4

Remarks:

  1. Lafont is said to have played this instrument in a contest against Paganini. Lafont of course lost but Paganini recognized that the sound quality of the Lafont was superior to his own instrument.
  2. It is said that Brodsky premiered Tchaikovsky's violin concerto with this instrument on December 4, 1881 in Vienna. Storey, Neil:   The unofficial Nigel Kennedy info people[163]
  3. Played by Ruggiero Ricci in the recording 'The Glory of Cremona'. Wurlitzer, Rembert:  The Glory of Cremona[192]
  4. Storey, Neil:   The unofficial Nigel Kennedy info people[163]; Rooney, Denis:  Binary fusion in the midwest - Profile Bein & Fushi[141]
 

Lamoureux 1735 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Maucotel (1922)
    Lachmann, Erich
    Wurlitzer collection
    Zimbalist, Efrem
    Sarser, David - New York (1948)

Remarks:

Named after the celebrated French conductor. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 86

 

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

    ???
    Private Collector - Basel
    Sotheby's - London 1

Remarks:

  1. This instrument will be auctioned on November 13, 2001.
- Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 732
 

Leduc 1743 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Tarisio, Luigi
    Vuillaume, J.B. - Paris
    Leduc - Paris
    ??? - England
    Adam, John
    Bennet, Richard
    ???
    Hill & Sons - London
    Nicolini, Ernest (1891)
    Hart - London
    Waddell, R.D.
    Wurlitzer, Rembert - New York
    Phips, J.S. (1924)
    Szeryng, Henryk (1970)

Remarks:

Leduc was a Parisian architect. The Strad:  The Strad, April 1998[175] p 382

 

Lee, ex Baron Vitta 1730 Guarn. d. G. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Hill: Mrs. Frances G. Lee, ex Baron Vitta Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family[78]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Vitta, Baron
    ???
    Lee, Frances G.
    ???

Remarks:

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

 

Leslie 1710 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Henley: Leslie or Tate Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Betts (about 1800)
    Leslie, John, Edinburgh (1820)
    Leslie, William Henry
    Hill & Sons - London (1905)
    Tate family, London
    Bower, R. (1926)
    ???
    Wilson, A. Clem
    ???

Remarks:

Also known as the Tate. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 52

 

Leveque 1690 Strad., A. C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???

Remarks:

Goodkind states Hamma, Straus and Wurlitzer as past owners. Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 724

 

Lever du Soleil 1677 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    Laberte

Remarks:

The name is french and means The Rising Sun. This is the first of the known ornamented violins by Stradivari. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 20.

 

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

    ???
    Libon, Felipe
    Betts, John (1804)
    Lord Arbuthnot
    ???

Remarks:

Felipe Libon was a famous violinist at the Spanish and French Courts. In the 1960s this instrument was said to be still in possession of Lord Arbuthnot's family Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 29

 

Libon 1729 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Libon, Felipe
    ???
    Betts
    ???
    Hill & Sons - London
    ???
    Sister of W. D. Russel
    St. Dunstan's (1917)
    ???
    Hill & Sons - London (1923)
    Stuart, Alexander J. (1925)
    ???
    Fite, Paul - Natchez, Mississippi USA (1950)
    ???
    William Lewis & Son - Chicago
    Tucott, David
    ???
    Kubelik, Jan
    Suk, Josef

Remarks:

Felipe Libon was a Spanish violinist. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 81

 

ex Liebig 1704 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Liebig - Vienna
    ???
    Hamma & Co.
    Rauer, Ms. - Vienna
    Werro
    Rauer, Ms. - Vienna
    Schneiderhan, Wolfgang
    ???

Remarks:

Liebig was an well-known instruments collector of Vienna. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 44

 

Lipinski 1715 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Lipinski, Tartini Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Tartini, Giuseppe
    Salvini - Milan
    Lipinski, Karl Joseph (1817) 1
    Weichold, Richard - Dresden (1861) 2
    Röntgen, Engelbert Prof. - Leipzig
    ???
    Hill & Sons - London (1899)
    Amateur Player - Holland
    Hill & Sons - London
    ???
    Hamma - Germany
    ???
    Wurlitzer - New York (1922)
    ???
    Chittolini, Roger
    Martínez Cańas, Dr. José - Havana (1941)
     •   Reyes, Ángel - Havana 3
    Wurlitzer - New York (1960)
    ???

Remarks:

  1. Lipinski was a celebrated Polish violinist, quondam friend of Paganini.
  2. Weichold was an well known dealer in Leipzig.
  3. Ángel Reyes, the eminent Cuban violinist, played on this instrument the Glazounow Violin Concerto in November 1942 with the Havana Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Massimo Freccia.
Goodkind states also Joachim, Liivak, Malonzenoff and Persinger as former owner.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 60; 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 Cańas, Jose:  eMails to José Sánchez-Penzo dated April and May 2001 (unpublished).[101]

 

ex Lobkowicz 1617 Amati, A. & G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Stradivari Society - Chicago
     •   Barton, Rachel (1992)
     •   Roehn, Daniel (2000)

Remarks:

Barton, Rachel:    Rachel Barton - Home Page[5]; Barton, Rachel:  eMail to José Sánchez-Penzo dated April 3, 2002 (unpublished).[4]; Stradivari Society:  The Stradivari Society[164]

 

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

    ???
    ???

Remarks:

Wechsberg, Joseph:  Zauber der Geige (orig. The Glory of the Violin)[189] p 73

 

Lord Coke 1744 Guarn. d. G. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Hill: Lord Coke, ex Gand Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family[78]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Gand
    ???
    Coke, Lord
    ???
    Segelman, Gerald - London
    Biddulph - London (1991)
    Gottlieb, Howard - Chicago (1991)
    Bein & Fushi - Chicago (1991)
    ??? (1991)
    Landon, Christophe - New York ???
    ???
    Fazenda Ipiranga - Guaranesia/MG, Brasil
     •   Barton, Rachel (2001)

Remarks:

Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family[78] p 95; Reich, Howard/Gaines, William:  The Great Violin Chase (Part 1)[138]; Freed, Gwendolyn:  Violin lawsuit undercuts trust within an often secretive world[58]; Helphand, Benjamin:  Craft & Patience: The Art of Making Violins[73]; Barton, Rachel:  eMail to José Sánchez-Penzo dated April 3, 2002 (unpublished).[4]

 

Lord Dunraven 1710 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Rooney: Lord Dunn-Raven Rooney, Dennis D.:   Illuminating Focus[142]
Florence, T.: Lord Dun Raven Florence, Tom:  Strad Index of Artists[56]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Betts, John (~1800) 1
    ???
    Pearson - England (~1850) 1
    Wyndham-Quin, Windham Thomas - Adare (1890) 1,2
    Cobbett, W. W. (1923) 1,3
    Hill & Sons - London 5
    Bower, Robert (1932) 1
    Arányi, Jelly d` - London (1937) 1
    Arányi's niece - London (1966) 5
    Beare, J. & A. - London (1974)
    Lafer, Oscar - Brazil (1974) 5,6
    Beare, J. & A. - London (1974) 1,5
    ???
    Vandyl, Felix 1
    Bein & Fushi, Chicago 1,4
    Mutter, Anne-Sophie (1984) 1,4,7

Remarks:

  1. Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 386.
  2. Lord Dunraven, the Irish politician Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl, gave this instrument its name. He was born at Adare, co. Limerick, Ireland, 12 February 1841. Acting for the Daily Telegraph in the war of 1870 between France and Prussia, he was present when the king of Prussia was proclamed German emperor in the Galerie de Glaces at Versailles 1871. About 50 years later he was also present there to see the signing of the peace between the Allies and defeated Germany, being the only person present on both occasions.
    In 1871 he succeeded to the earldom and to the seat in the House of Lords.
    He died at his London residence 14 June 1926.
    Gwynn, S.:  Quin, Windham Thomas Wyndham-[66]

  3. W. W. Cobbett was an English amateur player and collector.

  4. In an article in The Strad (January 1994 issue) Geoffrey Fushi says: 'I love the position I have because I can get great instruments into the hands of great players. That's the thing I really enjoy, to get a wonderful Strad like the "Lord Dunraven" for Anne-Sophie Mutter. I could never hope to play like these people, but I've enhanced what they are doing. ...'
    Rooney, Denis:  Binary fusion in the midwest - Profile Bein & Fushi[141].

  5. Beare, Charles:  Letter to Oscar Lafer on the 'Lord Dunraven' 1710 Strad[7].
  6. Lafer lastly decided not to purchase this instrument '... in spite its great qualities.'
    Lafer, Oscar:  eMail to José Sánchez-Penzo dated Juli 12, 2002 (unpublished).[93].
  7. Rooney, Dennis D.:   Illuminating Focus[142].
 

Lord Nelson 1690 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    ??? - Vienna (1820)
    ???
    Lyon & Healy - Chicago (1922)
    ???
    Partello, Dwight J. - Washington
    Lyon & Healy
    ???

Remarks:

The Lord Nelson acquired this name for having been present on Nelson's flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar. It was the property of one of his officers and remained undamaged. Partello left his entire collection to the U.S. National Museum at Washington but his heirs, breaking his will, sold the entire collection to Lyon & Healy. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 27

 

Lord Norton 1737 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Gillot, Joseph
    Auction (1872)
    Hart, Georg (1872)
    Adderley, Hon. Charles
    Hart, Georg
    Lord Norton
    ???
    Fletcher, Charles - Bournemouth (1901)
    ???
    Darbishire, W. A. - Nantille (1908)
    Motto, Marie (1908)
    ???
    Beare
    Posner, Nathan E. - London (~1925)
    Wurlitzer
    ???
    Herrmann, Emil
    ???
    Corbin, Alfred O. - New York
    ???
    Fels, Samuel - Philadelphia
     •   Briselli, Iso
     •   Stradivari Bicentenary Exhibition- Cremona
    ???
    Karpilowsky, Daniel
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74], p 87

 

Lord Wilton 1742 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Menuhin, Lord Yehudi

Remarks:

-

 

Louis Spohr 1700 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Spohr, Louis
    Kömpel, August
    Kömpels widow
    Thuringia State - Weimar
    Branco (1920)
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 37

 

ex Loveday 1777 Guadagnini, J. B. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Sotheby's
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument is suposed to be sold at the auction on June 17th 1997 The Strad:  Sotheby's ad announcing the sale  on June 17th 1997[185]

 

ex Ludwig Mond, ex Tua 1709 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Mond, Ludwig
    Tua, Teresina - Turin (1909)
    Conservatoire of Music Verdi - Milan (1915)
    Conservatoire of Music St. Cecilia - Rome
    Tommasini, Vincenzo - Rome (1935)
    Tommasini, Giulia - Rome (1950)
    ???

Remarks:

Mr. Mond, a rich English industrialist of German origin. In his will he left this instrument to Ms. Tua whose admirer he was. She used it for the rest of her long artistic life. Being 50 years of age she considered her artistic career as ended and dedicated all her instruments to several music conservatoires before ceding the ownership of this 1709 Strad to Vincenzo Tommasini.Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 50

 

Ludwig 1724 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Partello collection
    ???
    Lyon & Healey collection (1924)
    ???
    Ring, Clark L. Mather, Mrs. W. G.
    ???
    Szigéti, Jósefz (1940)
    ???
    Sotheby auction (1971)
    ???
    Max Möller - Amsterdam (1979)
    ???
    Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg - Förderbank (1989)
     •   ???
     •   Stuttgarter Kammerorchester

Remarks:

  1. The instrument is named after the German violinist Joseph Ludwig, a pupil of Joseph Joachim, who later emigrated to London and became Brithish citizen.
  2. Goodkind states also Friedmann and Hertel as former owners.
Bücking, Anne/Köstler, Hieronymus/Priemer, Ulli  Die L-Bank Instrumentensammlung[19] p 18; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 257; Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 74; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 735
 

Lyall 1702 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Lyall
    ???
    Kessler, Frank (1950)
    ???
    University of Western Ontario
    US business person (1997)
    Canada Council for the Arts
     •   Lara St. John

Remarks:

Lyall was an English person who owned this istrument. Frank Kessler was a member of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]
This instrument has been loaned to the Canada Council for the Arts together with the Baumgartner Strad by the business person, which do not wish to be identifed, for a term of 2 years. Lara St. John winned the competition of the Canada Council for the loan of this instrument. Canada Council for the Arts:  Web Site:[24]

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