ENGLISH CELLO C.1760 WORKSHOP OF JOSEPH HILL

English cello c. 1760 Workshop of Joseph Hill A rare example of a largely un-modified late-Baroque cello, characteristic of the London made instruments of the time, showing the hand of Joseph Hill. The bass-bar (integral with the table), the neck, fingerboard and end-button are original. The slender ebony tail-piece and the substantial boxwood pegs are […]

READING OLD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

This is the text for a talk I gave at the Galpin Society Conference, Music Faculty, Oxford, on 26th July 2013 (edit in progress, click on the pictures for more detailed viewing) While it is evident that most objects bear the marks of their use, traces of their journey through time remaining as clues inscribed […]

BUILDING A VIOLIN: LECTURE ASHMOLEAN OXFORD

HEADLEY LECTURE THEATRE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM   Sat 6 Jul, 11am–12pm In 2008, luthier, Bruno Guastalla turned his hand to photography and created a unique series of images which documents the process of making stringed instruments from start to finish. In this special lecture he will show his photographs and share his insights into the luthier’s […]

STRADIVARI EXHIBITION: EVENTS CALENDAR

Calendar of events (below) can be also gleaned from the Ashmolean website     In association with Blackwell’s Talk & String Quartet Tickets:£5,booking essential Telephone or visit Blackwell’s Customer Service Department in the Norrington Room, Blackwell’s E: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk T: 01865 333623 “Stradivari: the Pursuit of Perfection” With Dr Jon Whiteley, Exhibition Curator Norrington Room, Blackwell’s, […]