Label: Nicolò Amati, Cremona, 1669
This violin most likely is a fine example by
Cornelis Kleynmann (1670-1699), Amsterdam
The University of Hamburg has carried out dendrochronological studies (see materials in the exhibition) on the wood of this violin. Dendrochronology is the science of determining the date of the annular rings in pine or spruce, serving to establish when the tree was felled. Dr. Peter Klein and Dr. Micha Beuting have established that the rings on the top of this violin run from 1489 until 1658, indicating that the tree was felled in or about 1659. The violin was therefore built shortly thereafter.
Juan Carlos Higuita, a young Columbian violinist, during a concert
at the Castello di Duino, Italy
Sometimes, however, the owner of the collection wants to have a try of this wonderful instrument:
here as concertmaster during a production of Händel's Messias in Germany.
Not a bad bow grip, one would venture to say.
|Dendrochronology:||bass: 1663-1518||treble: 1615-1489|
|Body length||362 mm|