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Catálogo de instrumentos musicales del Ashmolean Museum

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM. THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Musical Instruments in the Ashmolean Museum. The complete collection.

´Nuevo catálogo de instrumentos musicales conservados en el Ashmolean Museum.

Musical Instruments in the Ashmolean Museum. THE NEW CATALOGUE
The Ashmolean museum has a small but top quality collection of classical Italian violins and violas, fine English and Italian viols, a significant collection of bows, important baroque guitars, choice citterns, a representative group of English guittars, and a harpsichord and virginal representing the best of English keyboard making.

The original catalogue of instruments prepared by David Boyden in 1969 is long out of print. This new, definitive and complete catalogue has text by leading experts on the instrument types represented, including the latest research:

◦Michael Fleming – Viols
◦John Dilworth and Carlo Chiesa – Liras and violins
◦Tim Baker and Derek Wilson – Bows
◦Stephen Barber, Sandi Harris and Lynda Sayce – Guitars, citterns, English guittars
◦Charles Mould – Keyboard instruments
The new catalogue has 384 large format pages (370x270mm) accommodating large-scale images. There are over three hundred new studio photographs of unparalleled quality by American luthier and expert photographer Tucker Densley supplemented by numerous photographs of details.

 

Idioma: inglés. 384pp. Más de 300 fotografías de alta definición en color. Gran Bretaña, 2011. Encuadernado en tela con sobrecubierta.

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SELECTED INSTRUMENTS AND BOWS

ANDREA AMATI

‘Charles IX’ violin

1564

The earliest dated surviving Cremonese violin

ANDREA AMATI

‘Charles IX’ viola

 

A companion to the violin, decorated with the French royal arms

NICOLO AMATI

‘Alard’ violin

1649

One of the finest examples of this maker’s output

ANTONIO STRADIVARI

decorated violin

1683

An early example of Stradivari’s 11 surviving decorated violins

ANTONIO STRADIVARI

‘Messie’ violin

1716

The best preserved violin of Stradivari’s Golden Period

GASPARO DA SALÒ

Viola

 

An example of the influential Brescian style of viola

GIOVANNI MARIA

Lira da braccio

c1580

The only known lira da braccio by this important maker

GIOVANNI MARIA

Viol

 

A rare cornerless viol made in Venice

GASPARO DA SALÒ

Viol

 

A viol by this pioneer renaissance luthier

JOHN ROSE

Viol

1598

One of three outstanding English viols in the collection

CARLO TONONI

Bow

c.1725

The earliest surviving branded bow from Italy

PETER WAMSLEY

Bow

c.1740

The earliest surviving branded English bow

ANTONIO STRADIVARI

Guitar

1688

A rare plucked instrument by Stradivari

RENE VOBOAM

Guitar

1641

The only signed and dated example by this founder of French baroque guitar making

GIORGIO SELLAS

Guitar

1627

A vaulted-back, highly decorated guitar from a founder of the Venetian school

ANTONIO VIEYRA

Guitar

 

A late 18th-century example of the Portuguese school

GASPARO DA SALÒ

Cittern

 

The only surviving cittern by this maker

GIROLAMO VIRCHI(?)

Cittern

 

A beautifully carved instrument, possibly by this master carver

MICHAEL RAUCHE

English guittar

 

One of five 18th-century English guittars in the collection

JACOB KIRKMAN

Harpsichord

1772

A fine instrument from this most prolific 18th-century London maker