摘要: 有见过“Stradiuarius”,也有“Stradivari“ 哪个是正确?

有见过“Stradiuarius”,也有“Stradivari“

哪个是正确?


Sunny:

根据下面的文章,大师在自己的琴里是按第一种拚法. 也就是说,Stradiuari 是名字, Stradiuarius 则是形容词.至于怎么"u"又变成了"v", 也许同拉丁字母里本来没有"u"有关吧,猜想而已.

So, you found a Stradivarius violin!

As web master of the American Federation web site I receive numerous e-mail messages every month from people who have inherited or purchased a "Stradivarius" violin.

I will not tell you that it is not the genuine article. That would be unethical and foolish of me, but I will share some information with you to help you judge your course of action.

Since well before the turn of the twentieth century, manufacturers of violins, often nestled in the valleys of southern as well as western and eastern Germany, were producing tens of thousands of violins annually, labeled "Antonius Stradiuarius, Cremonenfis Faciebat Anno 17 " and had a circular embellishment on these labels which included a cross above the initials "A" and "S". More often than not, the last two digits of the date were penciled or inked in by hand. Sometimes it was left blank.

These manufacturers, housed in such towns as "Bubenreuth", "Mittenwald", " Markneukirchen" to mention a few, mass produced these violins, in part by hand or completely by machine, and, until 1957, labeled them exactly as the master did. After that date, the words "Copy of" were often included on the labels.

They were also made world-wide in such places as Bulgaria, China, Czechoslovakia, France, Japan, England and elsewhere.

Millions of these instruments exist today.

Antonio, along with his sons are believed to have made more than 1,100 instruments during his lifetime of which roughly 512 violins are thought to still remain, depending on who you're asking.

It is also known that many were destroyed either by fire, accident, lost at sea or floods, during the fire-bombing of Dresden, etc., which leaves virtually none unaccounted for.

To determine whether yours is the genuine article you need to take it in person to an expert near you. Such experts may be found among members of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers listed in the pages of this web site. These experts will charge for their time and opinion.

Before you set off, however, you may want to look in the violin case for documents that these days almost always accompany the real item. These documents consist of "Provenance" (pronounced pro-ve-nunce) which include letters from previous owners, dealers and auction houses, certificates of authenticity, often with photographs, letters of evaluation, etc. Few, if any, Strads today are not well documented.

The odds that you have found a genuine Stradivari will be very slim indeed.

Nonetheless your find might be compared to an oyster; - "if you don't find a pearl inside, you can still have a good meal". In other words, make beautiful music with it.

Respectfully submitted

Michael Vann Webmaster.


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