As of 1902, 540 violins made by Stradivarius were known to exist. Also: 12 violas, 50 cellos--and two Guitars. According to:http://www.geocities.com/ganesha_gate/strad.html
As of 1902, 540 violins made by Stradivarius were known to exist. Also: 12 violas, 50 cellos--and two guitars. According to:http://www.geocities.com/ganesha_gate/strad.html
The above is inaccurate. It is known that Antonio Stradivari made about 1100 instrument is his lifetime, about 540 of which were violins; not all of the violins survived. As of 1902, about 650 Stradivadi instruments were know to have survived and been authenticated, but only about half of them were violins. (Stradivari also made violas, cellos, guitars, and harps). The total number of authentic Stradivarius violins still in existence at present is probably something around 300 or fewer.
If you owned a Stradivarius violin, you'd be a multimillionaire. There's only around 500 or so Stradivarius violins left in existence today, one recently going for $3.5 Mil.
There are many Stradivarius violins. However, each has its own unique nickname, and there is only one nicknamed Lady Blunt. 'Twas named after Lord Byron's granddaughter, Lady Anne Blunt.
Stradivarius used special wood people think is from the last ice age. There are also not many of them in the world.
I found one original Stradivarius here in Butuan City, Philippines. Out of 540, one was handled down to him....(sorry but confidential to protect privacy)
A list of known Stradivari violins may be found on Wikipedia. A more complete version is at cozio.com If you have an instrument which says "Stradivarius" on a label inside, it is most likely fake. Any Stradivarius instrument, real or fake, will have the label "Antonius Stradivarius Cremonensis Faciebat Anno (date made)". Thousands of instruments have a "Stradivarius" label, and were made (cheaply) beginning in the late 19th century. There are around estimated 650 Stradivarius violins left. In the very highly unlikely event that you may have found an authentic Stradivarius violin, the best thing to do would be to take it to an instrument appraiser. Many instrument shops will be able to do this, and can be found in your local phone book. An appraiser will then be able to give you any further information. You may also wish to try checking with www.Cozio.com, or The International Violin Registry at www.geocities.com/violin.registry/ or www.Tarisio.com.
It is impossible for even a luthier to value a violin based on a label because many of the cheapest violins tend to paste a Stradivarius or Guarnerius label in their violins in an attempt to increase the value. However, this violin is most likely not a true Stradivarius made by Antonius Stradivarius himself. In fact, you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than finding a real Stradivarius.
It seriously depends o who makes the copy, some copies are absolutely wonderfully done where others are horrible. If you go back to the first part of the 20th century, international copyrights were not well enforced. There are many "Stradivarius" violins from that time which are not even copies of a true Stradivarius, just ordinary violins with that tradename.
Stradivari made between 1000 and 1100 'cellos, of which approximately 400-450 exist.
It is one of 13 known violas built by master craftsman Antonio Stradivari in 1727. His violins are regarded as some of the best in world. Many have been sold with multi-million dollar pricetags. This particular instrument is housed in the Library of Congress in the U.S.
Fecit XIV stradivarius violins in MDCCXIV. Loosely translated from Latin: What did Stradivari of Cremona do in 1714? He made 14 violins. [one of which was stolen, incidentally...] -------- He most likely made more than 14, thats just how many remain today. He also didn't use Roman numerals so just that fact makes the label in question a fake.
The Lost Stradivarius has 296 pages.
There are usually 12 first violins and 12 second violins.
about 20--30 people with violins
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Typically anywhere between 16 and 30 Violins.
There are more than 45,000 kinds of violins in the world.
It depends on the size of the orchestra. If you have a larger orchestra, there will be more 1st violins. If you have a smaller orchestra, there will be less 1st violins. Also, it depends on how the conductor decides to split the violins. The conductor may try to split the violins evenly or have one section of violins that is bigger than the other section(s) of violins.
The truth is, many people made violins. Among the most famous is Stradivari.
There are normally 30 violins in an orchestra (16 firsts, 14 seconds)
I can't resist... They are very susceptible to flowers and chocolates! No, really, the answer is that there are specialists in musical instrument history (organology) who specialize in fixing the date of Stradivarius violins and their close cousins from the Cremona era. Actually, if you have something in your hand that claims to be a Stradivarius, the one thing you can be sure of right off is that it isn't a Stradivarius. The existing instruments built by the great Strad are museum pieces or in the hands of famous (and very virtuoso) violinists. They sell for millions (when, rarely, they sell) and are tracked very closely. However, for centuries, violin makers, using the Stradivarius design, have been making violin copies of the Master and labeling them just "Stradivarius" in hopes that they can bilk the unwary into paying more than they are worth for the violins they make. I had originally remarked somewhat ironically that you could take an instrument, that you were convinced was a legitimate, unrecognized work of the Master's Hand to the Nation's Museum and ask the curators to check it, but as dlashof correctly pointed out, the Curators of the Smithsonian shouldn't be treated that way. So really, take it to a local luthier, they will be able to tell you many things about your fiddle, including recognizing if it is more than a copy of a copy.)
So far, 117 elements are known to exist: the first 118 on the periodic table minus #117.