An exceptional collection of instruments made by the great José Contreras, also known as the “Spanish Stradivari”, and by other renowned Spanish 18th century makers such as Ortega father and son, the Guillamí family, Assensio and Salvador Bofill. The book contains illustrations of 50 outstanding instruments, many of them never before shown publicly, expertly photographed by professional photographer Jan Roehrmann. Edited by the expert Jorge Pozas and published by Tritó Edicions, the book includes contributions by John Dilworth (on the description of the working methods of the Spanish School), Christophe Landon, Peter Ratcliff (dendrochronology) and Brigitte Brandmair (scientific varnish research). Leading musicologists such as Cristina Bordas and Elsa Fonseca provide freshly researched, previously unpublished information from the Madrid Royal Palace Archive and Joan Pellisa offers an insight into the 18 th century Barcelona guild of violin makers.
photos by Jan Röhrmann | limited edition of 1000 numbered copies | 400 pages | 29,7 x 42 cm format | life-sized printed photos of 50 instruments ( 19 violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos) | texts in English | bound in fine cloth | slipcase | price: 505,00 Euros (excl. 7 % tax) plus shipping
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