Violin Making in Turin: Part 3, the 19th centuryPhilip J. Kass
Pressenda flourished in 19th-century Turin, perhaps at the expense of the talented but unfortunate Rocca, while the shops run by Rinaldi and Antonio Guadagnini led the violin trade after 1850
Composer John Woolrich’s string worksAriane Todes
The leading British composer talks about the inspiration of string sound and why the viola is his favorite instrument
Stradivari and his sons, Part 2John Dilworth
Analysis of the Stradivari family's output suggests that after Antonio's death his sons spent much of their time completing instruments left half-finished in the workshop
Stradivari and his sons, Part 1John Dilworth
At least two of Stradivari's sons were employed in the family workshop, but we know very little about what they actually did there. What can be detected from the instruments themselves?