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

    ???
    Vuillaume, J. B.
    Heermann - Frankfurt
    Graginger
    Saasoon, Sir Philip
    Stoutzker, Ian (1970)
    Wexler, Max
    Wells, John (1978)

Remarks:

-

 

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

    ???

Remarks:

-

 

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

    ???
    Elman, Mischa

Remarks:

-

 

ex Sammons 1704 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Sammons Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Reade, Charles
    Hill & Sons - London
    ???
    Broad, Mr. - Bristol
    Hill & Sons - London
    Boyd, Mr. J. L. - Edinburgh
    Beare & Sons
    Bower, R. A.
    Sammons, Albert
    Doctor - India
    ???
    Hayes, Peter - San Francisco
    Passa, Frank - San Francisco
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 44

 

San Lorenzo 1718 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Grand Duke San Lorenzo - Spain
    ???
    Hamma
    Talbot, Dr. George - Aachen
    ???
     •   Garrett, David

Remarks:

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

David Garrett plays on this instrument, which has been loaned to him.

 

Sanctae Theresiae 1685 Guarneri V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Szeryng, Henryk
    Mexican State

Remarks:

-

 

Sancy 1713 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Adam, John (1881)
     •   Kubelik, Jan
    Hamma & Co.
    ???
    Berkowsky
    ???
    Gitlis, Ivry

Remarks:

The Sancy was used by Kubelik in his early career while being in the collection of John Adam.
Hamma sold it to somebody, who presented it to Berkowsky.Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]

 

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

    ???
    Salabue, Count Cozio 1
    Paganini, Nicolo - Genua (1817) 1
    Paganini, Achilles - Genua (1840) 1
    Vuillaume, J. B. - Paris 1
    Sarasate, Pablo de (1864) 1
     •  



    ???
    Chapelle Royale - Naples 2
    Charles III, King of Spain 2
    Spanish Court 2
    Isabella II, Queen of Spain 2
    Sarasate, Pablo de (~1854) 2
    Museum of the Paris Conservatoire
     •   Exhibition: Capolavori di Ant. Stradivari - Cremona (1987)
Remarks:

  1. According to one version of this instrument's history Sarasate acquired it from Vuillaume.
  2. According to Doring it was presented to Sarasate by the Queen Isabella II when he was 10 years old.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 74; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 255; Beare, Charles:  Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari[9] p 100

 

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

    ???
    Gand - Paris
    Sasserno, M. - France (1845)
    ???
    Laurie, David - Glasgow (1884) 1
    ???
    Johnson, David (1887) 2
    ??? (1894)
    ???
    Hill - London
    ???
    Phipps, Mr. (1900)
    ???
    English lady (1906) 3
    Nippon Music Foundation - Japan (1999)
     •   Hagner, Viviane (1999)

Remarks:

  1. Laurie was a collector.
  2. Johnson was an amateur player, also owner of the Samazeuilh 1717 Strad.
  3. This instrument remained 93 years in the possession of the English lady's family until it was acquired by the Nippon Music Foundation.
Goodkind also states Cartier as former owner.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 64; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 213; Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 733; Nippon Music Foundation:  Loaning/Recipients of Stringed Instruments[113], Oct 4, 2001

 

ex Sauret 1740 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Sauret
    ???
    Norton, Ralph H.
    ???
    Perlman, Itzhak (about 1988)
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument is said to be of the 1740 period. Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family[78] p 102; EMI Records:  Booklet of the recording of the Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin[49]

 

ex Scotta-Kaulbach 1709 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Scotta, Frida
    ???
    Herrmann, Emil - New York
    Kempner, Barbara
     •   Marlboro Music Festival
         •   St. John, Scott
         •   ???

Remarks:

This instrument belonged to the Danish violinist Frida Schytte, who used the professional name Frida Scotta. Mrs. Kempner, its most recient owner, loaned it to be administered by the Marlboro Music Festival. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 51 and St. John, Scott:  Mail from Scott St. John (unpublished)[162]

 

Selliere 1672 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    Hämmerle, Theodor - Vienna

Remarks:

1692 could be the right date instead of 1672. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 20

 

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

    ???
    Lady of Chicago (incognito)
     •   Stradivari Society - Chicago
         •   Josefowicz, Leila
         •   Chang, Sarah
         •   Kwong, Yoon Kyung
         •   Znaider, Nikolaj

Remarks:

Leila Josefowicz, Sarah Chang, Yoon Kyung Kwong and Nikolaj Znaider got the ex Sennhauser on loan through the Stradivari Society being the lady of Chicago the instrument's owner and patron. Stradivari Society:  The Stradivari Society[165]; Rooney, Denis:  Binary fusion in the midwest - Profile Bein & Fushi[141]

 

Serge Shahovsky 1707 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Schakowski Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

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

Remarks:

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

 

Servais 1701 Strad., A. C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Vuillaume, J.B. (1845)
    Princess Youssopoff
    Servais, Adrien Francois
    Hill & Sons - London (1893)
    Prince de Caraman-Chimay (1895)
    ???
    Smithsonian Institution's Museum (1981)
     •   Bylsma, Anner

Remarks:

The Prince de Caraman-Chimay was a friend and pupil of Servais.
Anner Bylsma belongs to the group of performers who regularly play on the instruments of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum.
Ruhe, Pierre:  Preservation or incarceration?[147] and Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 93

 

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

    Iselin, Adrian
    Sinsheimer, Bernard
    Beckitt, Mrs.
    ???
    Perlman, Itzhak

Remarks:

-

 

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

    Family von Boeselager, Germany (1720)
    Boeselager, Baroness Wilma von (c 1900)
    Zurich concertmaster (1990)
    Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg
     •   Faust, Isabelle

Remarks:

This instrument seems to be not from 1720 but from 1704 due to the similarity with the Betts Strad. Perhaps the master finished it shortly before selling it. It is one of twelve instruments, which still have their original necks.
1720 it was bought by the German noble family von Boeselager, who seems to have put it soon in the attic of their castle, where it remained forgotten for more than a century, as the Sleeping Beauty did.
The Baroness Wilma von Boeselager found it at the end of the 19th century and played it until the beginning of WW I, when she brought it into a bank vault. It stayed there until 1990, when it was loaned to a Zurich concertmaster.
1995 Isabelle Faust came accross it, fell in love with it and persuaded the Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg to buy it for her. The Strad:  Faust and the Sleeping Beauty: barons, a  castle and a violin[181]

 

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

    ???
    Hamma & Co.
    ???
    Ware, Helen
    ???

Remarks:

Helen Ware was a well known American lady violinist. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 23

 

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

    ???
    Soil, Monsieur (1902)
    ???
    Bondy, Oscar - Vienna
    ???
    Menuhin, Lord Yehudi (1950)
    Perlman, Itzhak (1986)

Remarks:

-

 

ex Soldat-Roeger 1742 Guarn. d. G. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Wittgenstein family
    Soldat-Roeger, Marie
    ???
    Barton, Rachel (2002)

Remarks:

This instrument was lent to Ms Soldat-Roeger by the Wittgenstein family.

Ms. Barton recorded using this instrument the violin concertos by Brahms and Joachim in July 2002 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carlos Kalmar (CDR 900000 068).

Potter, Tully:  Brahm's understudy - Violinist Marie Soldat-Roeger[125]; Barton, Rachel:    Rachel Barton - Home Page[6]

 

Song of the Swan 1737 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Tarisio (1825)
    Miremont
    Nagornof (1870)
    Laurie, David (1879)
    Count de Saint-Senoch
    White, Josef - Paris (1886)
    Wannamaker, Rodman - New York (1925)
    ???
    Herrmann, Emil
    Reuther, Dr. - Markneukirchen (1959)
    ???
    Zimbalist, Efrem

Remarks:

This is assumed to be the last instrument made by Antonio Stradivari. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 87

 

Spanish 1723 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Spanish Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Henley: Cadiz or Spanish Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Governor General of Cadiz (1780-1800)
    Duke of Cambridge
    Hill & Sons - London
    Partello, Dwight J. - Washington (1895)
    Lyon & Healy - Chicago
    Herrmann, Emil
    Warburg family
    ???

Remarks:

Being in the possession of the Cádiz Governor General this instrument seems to have been repaired in that city about the year 1800 by one José Benedict. This instrument was also played by a member of the Stradivarius Quartet. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 73, Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61] p 735, Potter, Tully:  Success in high society - The Musical Art Quartet[126] and Lyon & Healy:  Catalog of Rare Old Violins[98]

 

Spiering, ex Pixis 1732 Guarn. d. G. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Hill: Mr. T. Spiering, ex Pixis Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family[78]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Pixis
    ???
    Spiering, Mr. T.
    ???

Remarks:

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

 

Stanlein 1707 Strad., A. C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Vuillaume
    Merighi
    Paganini, Nicolo
    Grümmer, Paul

Remarks:

-

 

ex Stephens 1690 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Hart & Son - London
    Posner, Nathan (1925)
    Stephens, Albert. E - Springfield, MA (1928)
    ???
    Wurlitzer
    Schneider, Theophile (1930)
    Herrman, Emil
    Backwin, Dr. Harry
    ???
    Puttick & Simpson's - London
    Mr. Black (1956)
    ???
    Sotheby's - London (1987)
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 27; Sotheby's:  Catalog Apr.  30, 1987.[161]

 

Stretton 1726 Guarn. d. G. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Hargrave: Lady Stretton Hargrave, Roger:  Amati Stradivari & Guarneri - The Libray of Congress Violins[69]
Hill: Mrs. Stretton, ex Chas. Finch Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family[78]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Finch, Mr. Chas.
    Stretton, Mrs.
    ???
    Arnold, Albert (1945)
    Lustgarten, Dr. Charles (1947)
    Hottinger, Henry - Darien/Connecticut
    Wurlitzer, Rembert (1965)
    Perera, Charles A.
    Stern, Albert
    Oliveira, Elmar (1992)
    ???

Remarks:

Bein & Fushi:  The Miracle Makers[11] p 44

 

Suggia 1717 Strad., A. C
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Lord Holden
    Bonamy-Dobree, Mr.
    ???
    Suggia, Guilhermina
    Royal Academy of Music - London (1950)
    Kurtz, Edmund (1950)
    ???

Remarks:

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p 96

 

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

    ???
    Suk, Josef
    ???

Remarks:

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

   

Telaki 1690 Strad., A. V
This instrument's names in literature:
Goodkind: Telaki Goodkind, Herbert K.:  Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari[61]
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Leopold II
    Viotti
    ???
    Bull, Ole
    ???
    Wagner
    ???
    Count Telaki (1899)
    National Museum at Budapest (1899)
    ???

Remarks:

This instrument is said to have been presented to Viotti by Leopold II. It has the name of Wagner stamped on it and was eventually presented by Telaki to the National Museum at Budapest.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74] p28

 

The Elisseieff 1696 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???

Remarks:

-

 

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

    ???
    Baillot, Pierre
    ???
    Sauzey, Eugène
    ???
    Thibaud, Jacques

Remarks:

This originally nameless instrument was destroyed in the airplane crash, in which Thibaud died in 1953. It deserves to be named after his very last owner. Paris, Alain:  Lexikon der Interpreten klassischer Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[119], p 729; Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74], p 50

 

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

    ???
    Grumiaux, Arthur

Remarks:

-

 

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

    ???
    Comte E'Evry
    Comte de Sauzay
    Gand et Bernardel
    Baker, William (1872)
    Caressa, Albert
    ???
    Remenyi
    Amateur player - Paris
    Zimbalist, Efrem (1922)
    Warburg, Felix M. (1926)
    Wurlitzer Collection
    Grumiaux, Arthur
    Mehlman, Samuel (1965)
    ???

Remarks:

The Titian was given his name by Albert Caressa, who was a dealer in Paris. It was also played by a member of the Stradivarius Quartet. The Strad:  In Focus - Travels of the 'Titian'[173] and Potter, Tully:  Success in high society - The Musical Art Quartet[126]

 

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

    ???
    Atkinson, Dr. D.
    ???
    Camidge, Dr. John - York
    Flower, Rev. William - York (1837) 1
    Taylor, Tom 1
    Taylor, Laura 2
    Taylor, Lucy (1905)
    A German (name unknown)
    Hammig - Berlin
    Lachmann, Erich (1927)
    Wurlitzer, New York (1928)
    Gordon, Jacques (1930) 3
    ???
    Wurlitzer, New York
    Metz, Albert F.
     •   Travers, Patricia (1949) 4
    ???
    Stradivari Society (1991) 5
     •   Bell, Joshua (1991) 5
    Bell, Joshua 5
    Collector (2001)
     •   ??? Young performer

Remarks:

  1. Tom Taylor was the grandson of Rev. Flower.
  2. Mrs. Taylor, née Laura Wilson Barker, played this instrument often with Paganini and Spohr.
  3. Gordon Jacques was leader of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
  4. Patricia Travers was an American violinist.
  5. Bell played upon the Tom Taylor on loan from the Stradivari Society until he purchased the instrument. In 2001 he sold it in order to purchase the Gibson, ex Huberman.

Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74], p 83; Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42], p 315; Wrolstad, Mark:  A famed violin's fantastic journey - Long-lost Stradivarius strikes a   chord in heart of modern master[191]

 

Tritton 1730 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Hoelscher, Ulf
    ???
    Blacher, Kolja

Remarks:

Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] pp 79, 356

 

Tullaye 1670 Strad., A. V
Owners/players/dealers in chronological order:

    ???
    Tullaye, Vicomtesse de la
    Le Boulet - Versailles
    Hill and Sons - London (1897)
    Nairn, Mr. (1898)
    ???
    Beare, J. and A. - London
    ???
    Bein & Fushi - Chicago
    Köstler, Hieronymus - Stuttgart
    Landeskreditbank Baden-Württemberg - Karlsruhe

Remarks:

Hill, W. Henry/Hill, Arthur F./Hill, Alfred E.:  Antonio Stradivari - Der Meister des Geigenbaus[79] p 304; Beare, Charles:  Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari[9] p 34

 

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

    Marquis Ariberti
    Cosimo III de Medici (until 1734)
    Moseli, G. F. - Florence
    Kerr, David - Portavo, Ireland (1794)
    Ricardo, F. - Paris (1876)
    Hill & Sons - London (1888)
    Brandt, R. E. (1890)
    Oldham, Sir Charles - Brighton (1904)
    Smith, F. (1908)
    Bennet, Richard (1918)
    Kemp, G. (1933)
    Hill & Sons - London (1940)
    Rose, Eric H.
    Hill & Sons - London
    National Academy of St. Cecilia - Rome (1953)
     •   Vito, Gioconda de
     •   Carmirelli, Pina

Remarks:

This instrument is one of 5 which were ordered by the Marquis Ariberti 1684 as a present for Prince Ferdinand, the son of the 'Grand Duke of Tuscany'.
Due to his great interest in Gioconda de Vito Mussolini intended to purchase this instrument for her and put aside a large sum of money. It was however not bought until 1953 when the National Academy of St. Cecilia, Rome, bought it on behalf of the Italian goverment and loaned it to Gioconda de Vito, later to Pina Carmirelli. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74], p 26, Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] p 130 and Beare, Charles:  Capolavori di Antonio Stradivari[9] p 70

   

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

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

Remarks:

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

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