The Füssen school, part 2Rudolf Hopfner
What caused Füssen's instrument making to decline in the 18th century and what happened to its masters?
The Füssen school, part 1Rudolf Hopfner
In 1600 there were 18 lute makers registered as working in Füssen – how did this tiny Bavarian town come to play such an important role in the history of violin making?
The Gemünder familyDavid Bromberg
The story of the German immigrants who produced some of the finest early American violins – in spite of family feuds, lawsuits and illnesses
Alfred LaniniStefan and Julian Hersh
How the US-born Alfred Lanini helped to bring Milanese making to California after his early studies in Italy with Riccardo Antoniazzi and Celeste Farotti