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Paganini 1680 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Herrmann, Emil
    Walton, David H. (1926)
    Herrmann, Emil (1944)
    ???

Remarks:

Emil Herrmann purcheased 1944 Walton's entire collection. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 21

 

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

    ???
    Paganini, Nicolo
    ???
    Herrmann, Emil (early 1940s)
    Clarcke, Anne E. (1946)
    Corcoran Gallery
    ???
    Végh, Sándor

Remarks:

At the time of his death Paganini owned 11 instruments by Antonio Stradivari. Among them there was a quartet, the 1692 Dessaint violin, the 1724 Paganini violin, the 1731 Paganini viola and the 1736 Paganini cello. The four instruments were separated and came together in the early 1940s when Herrmann purcheased them all. Mrs. Clarke bequeathed the set after her death to the Corcoran Gallery. Modi, Sorab:  The Still Point of the Turning World[105]

 

Paganini 1731 Strad., A. Va
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Corsby, George
    Paganini, Nicolo (1832/33)
    ???
    Herrmann, Emil (early 1940s)
    Clarcke, Anne E. (1946)
    Corcoran Gallery of Art
    ???

Remarks:

At the time of his death Paganini owned 11 instruments by Antonio Stradivari. Among them there was a quartet, the 1692 Dessaint violin, the 1724 Paganini violin, the 1731 Paganini viola and the 1736 Paganini cello. The four instruments were separated and came together in the early 1940s when Herrmann purcheased them all. Mrs. Clarke bequeathed the set after her death to the Corcoran Gallery. Modi, Sorab:  The Still Point of the Turning World[105]

 

Paganini 1736 Strad., A. C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Paganini, Nicolo
    ???
    Herrmann, Emil (early 1940s)
    Clarcke, Anne E. (1946)
    Corcoran Gallery of Art
    ???
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument was also played by a member of the Stradivarius Quartet. Potter, Tully:  Success in high society - The Musical Art Quartet[126]
At the time of his death Paganini owned 11 instruments by Antonio Stradivari. Among them there was a quartet, the 1692 Dessaint violin, the 1724 Paganini violin, the 1731 Paganini viola and the 1736 Paganini cello. The four instruments were separated and came together in the early 1940s when Herrmann purcheased them all. Mrs. Clarke bequeathed the set after her death to the Corcoran Gallery. Modi, Sorab:  The Still Point of the Turning World[105]

 

ex Panette 1737 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Panette, Vicomte
    ???
    Stern, Isaac
    ???
    Fulton, David (Collection)

Remarks:

Erato:  Booklet of the CD Ravels Violin Sonate played by  Vadim Repin and Boris Berezovsky[51]

 

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

    Parera, P. R. (until 1877)
    Eichelburg
    Puttick & Simpson (1877)
    Stone, Christopher
    Stone, Lucy
    Shinner, Emily
    Wietrowitz, Gabriel
    Nicolls, Frederick
    Private collection

Remarks:

Gabriel Wietowitz was a pupil of Joseph Joachim.

 

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

    ???
    German collection
    Herrmann, Emil
    Private collector - Switzerland
    ???

Remarks:

-

 

Parke 1711 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Parke, John
    Hatton, Richard
    Cramer, François
    Auer, Leopold
    Hill & Sons - London (1906)
    ???

Remarks:

-

 

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

    ???
    David, Ferdinand
    ???
    Payne, Mr. A.
    ???

Remarks:

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

 

ex Perkins 1728 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???

Remarks:

-

 

ex Petherick, ex Hart 1683 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Hart, George
    Petherick, Horace
    ???
    Bower, Robert
    Herrmann, August - Berlin
    Herrman, Emil
    Loebinger - Zurich
    ???
    Belloni, Manolo - Milan (1961)
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument is said to have been presented to Petherick by Hart. This instrument is also known as the ex Hart. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 23; Isola Bella:  Mostra di Antonio Stradivari[84]

 

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

    ???
    Brode, Max - Stuttgart
    Weichold, Richard (1907)
    Petri, Prof. Henri Willem
    Lieffering, Adriaan (1916)
    ???

Remarks:

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

 

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

    ???
    Betts, John
    Wynn, Sir Rowland
    Ashley, George
    Emmington, Mr. - Bexley, Kent
    Betts, Arthur (1836)
    Henderson
    Forster, Simon Andrew
    Piatti, Alfredo Carlo (1862)
    Pawle, John (1868)
    Hill & Sons - London
    Wurlitzer, Rudolph
    Sturchio, Dr. Eugenio
    Posner, Nathan
    Corbin, Alfred O.
    Coggeshall, John
    Posner, Nathan
    Yount, Miles Frank (1931)
    Paul, C.Michael
    Paul, Raymonde I.
    Sotheby's
    ???

Remarks:

Sotheby's:  Catalog May  19, 1986.[159] lot 132

 

Piatti 1720 Strad., A. C
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Piatti;The Red Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    ??? - Cadiz
    Dowell, Allen - Dublin (1818)
    ???
    Reverend Booth - County Carlow (1821)
    ???
    Cramer & Beale's - London
    Pigott, S. J. - Dublin
    ???
    Macoutel (1857)
    ???
    Colonel Oliver (1867)
    Piatti, Alfredo Carlo (1867)
    ???
    Mendelssohn family - Berlin
    ???
    Marlboro Foundation
    Prieto, Carlos

Remarks:

Colonel Oliver presented this instrument to Piatti. Prieto acquired it form the Marlboro Foundation. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 96 and Strings Magazine:  Article on Carlos Prieto[166] p 61

 

ex Piozzi-Volkaert 1620 Maggini, Giovanni Paolo V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Bonhams & Brooks - London (2001)

Remarks:

The Strad:  The Strad, November 2001[179] p 1188

 

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

    ???
    Remenyi
    ???
    Plotenyi, M.
    ???

Remarks:

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

 

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

    ???
    British attache - St. Petersburg (1869)
    Emiliani, Cesare
    Hart
    Plowden collection
    Warde
    ???

Remarks:

According to Henley Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] The Plowden is said to have been stolen by a British attache in St. Petersburg. The above stated owners are listed in alphabetical not chronological order according to Goodking Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]

 

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

    ???
    Ricci, Ruggiero

Remarks:

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

 

ex Polyakin 1712 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

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

Remarks:

Altman, Dan:   David Oistrakh and Stradivari Violins[2]

 

Pressardi 1684 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Pressardi, Giacomo
    ???
    Bauer, M. D. - Munich
    Hahn - Hamburg
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 23

 

Prince Boissière, ex Vogelwith 1711 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Pirvate owner - Switzerland
    Galerie Fischer Auktionen - Luzern
    ???

Remarks:

Galerie Fischer Auktionen AG:  Auction Catalog Nov 24, 1997[59]

 

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

    ???
    Zeitlin, Zvi (1962)

Remarks:

-

 

Prince Khevenhüller 1733 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    Prince Khevenhüller - Vienna
    Böhm, Joseph Prof. at Vienna Cons. (1820-1878)
    Böhm, Louis F. - S. Petersburg
    Prof. Popoff - Moscow
    Herrmann, Emil - Berlin (1929)
    Menuhin, Lord Yehudi (1930)
    Private Collection Milan

Remarks:

The wife of Prince Khevenhüller, for whom Stradivari made this instrument, was a good violinist. Louis F. Böhm was Joseph Böhm's nephew. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]

 

Prinz von Oranje ? Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Suk, Josef

Remarks:

-

 

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

    ???
    Provigny, Madame de (1909)
    Museum of the Paris Conservatoire

Remarks:

-

 

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

    Ferras, Christian

Remarks:

-

   

Quarestani 1689 Guarn., Guiseppe f. A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Private owners
    City of Cremona

Remarks:

Being privately owned this instrument is showed in the Cremonese municipal collection by kind permission of the owners. Potter, Tully:  The Violins of Cremona[128]

 

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

    ???
    Caressa, Albert - Paris
    Quersin, Mme. Henri - Brussel
    Quersin Family
    ???
    Galerie Fischer Auktionen - Luzern
    ???

Remarks:

Galerie Fischer Auktionen AG:  Auction Catalog Nov 24, 1997[59]

   

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

    ???
    Hart (until 1908)
    An American
    Herrmann, Emil
    Warburg, Felix (1937)
    ???

Remarks:

The American bequeathed this instrument in his will to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts but sold it whilst living to Emil Herrmann. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 83

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

 

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

    ???
    Accardo, Salvatore
    ???
    Sitkovetsky, Dmitry (~1983)

Remarks:

Goodkind states also Cooper, Dussenberg, J. Francais, Hertel und Laredo as former owners.

Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] p 4; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 733; Duchen, Jessica:  eMail to José Sánchez-Penzo dated Juli 4, 2002 (unpublished).[44]

 

Reynier 1681 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Reynier, León (1847)
    Count de Lachenais - Marseille
    Wanamaker, John (1924)
    Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (1929)
    Miles Frank Yount - Beaumont, Texas
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument is said to has been presented to Reynier by Napoleon III. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 21

 

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

    ???
    Vengerov, Maxim
    Accardo, Salvatore
    LVMH Hennessy Foundation

Remarks:

-

 

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

    ???
    Ries, Franz - Berlin
    ???
    Mackay Smith, Alexander
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 29

 

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

    ???
    Ries, Louis, London (1857)
    Kühne, Dr. Hans, Cologne
    Werro, Henry, Berne
    ???

Remarks:

Ries was a chamber music associate of Joseph Joachim. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 52

 

ex Rivals Mazere di Toulouse 1708 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Caressa, Albert - Paris
    Français, Emile
    Tua, Teresina (1885)
    Conservatoire of Music Verdi - Milan (1915)
    Conservatoire of Music St. Cecilia - Rome
    National Conservatoire of Music - Paris (1935)
    ???
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 48

 

Rivaz or ex Baron Gutmann 1707 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Dragonetti, Rivaz Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Dragonetti, Domenico
    Rivaz, F. (1818)
    Palmer, G.
    Hamma & Co.
    Hammig - Berlin
    Sussmann, Jascha
    Herrmann, Emil (1922)
    Gutmann, Baron
    Herrmann, Emil (1930)
    S., Dr. A. - New York
    Herrmann, Emil
    Otwell, J. Frank
    Wurlitzer
    Kimball, Maulsby (~1945)
    ???
    Costa, Dr. Enrico - Genoa (1961)
    ???

Remarks:

Goodkind seems to mean that this instrument and the Dragonetti dated 1700 is the same instrument. He attributes all former owners of both instruments to this one of 1707.

Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 129

 

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

    ???
    Heyder, von
    ???
    Rode, Frl.
    ???

Remarks:

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

 

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

    ???
    Rode, Pierre
    Olbreuse, Duc d'
    Norès
    Gand & Bernardel (1873)
    Lamoureux, M. - Paris
    ???
    Hill & Sons - London (1890)
    ???
    Ricci, Ruggiero
    ???

Remarks:

Pierre Rode was a famous French player. This instrument went to America early in this century. The booklet of the recording 'The Glory of Cremona' states it as being from 1733, while Henley and Wechsberg both state the year 1722.
Wurlitzer, Rembert:  The Glory of Cremona[192], Recording:  Meister der Musik - Geigen aus Cremona[137] and Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 71

 

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

    ???
    Roederer
    Caressa, Albert - Paris
    Andrews, George H., New York (1921)
    ???

Remarks:

-

 

Romberg 1711 Strad., A. C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Boccherini, Luigi
    ???
    Romberg, Bernhard - Germany (b 1841)
    ???
    Küchler, Ferdinand - Frankfurt/M (b 1902)
    ???
   

Remarks:

Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 165; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 724

 

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

    ???
    Cleaver, Sylvia
    ???
    Bornstein
    ???
    Eisenstein
    ???
    Kochánski, Paul
    ???
    Rosenheim, Willy
    ???

Remarks:

Sotheby's:  Catalog Nov. 22, 1984.[156] Lot No. 96

 

Rosette 1698 Goffriller C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Parnas, Leslie

Remarks:

-

 

Ruby 1708 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Henley: Il Rubino Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]
Doring: Il Rubino Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Stradivari descendant
    Pierisis, Marquis - Paris
    ???
    Glatz-Neumann - Vienna (1908)
    ???
    Hamma & Company
    ???
    Lachmann, Erich (1926)
    ???
    Wahl, Harry
    ???
    Stradivari Society - Chicago
     •   Swensen, Joseph
     •   Repin, Vadim
     •   Takezawa, Kyoko
     •   Josefowicz, Leila
     •   Bachmann, Maria

Remarks:

The Ruby Strad was acquired in the late 80s by the founders of the Stradivari Society in Chicago to be loaned to Joseph Swensen, now a respected conductor and violinist. Later Repin, Takezawa, Josefowicz and Bachmann also used this instrument on loan.

Stradivari Society:  The Stradivari Society[165]; Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 47; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 137

 

Russian, ex Margaret Berson 1700 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Russian Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Swiss player
    Berson, Margaret - St. Petersburg
    Hill & Sons - London (c 1920)
    ???
    Posner, Nathan E. (1934)
    William Moennig & Son
    Haff, Dr. Charles A.
    ???

Remarks:

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

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