Author Archives: Duane Rosengard

About Duane Rosengard

When not doing his ground-breaking research on the history of violins, the author is a bass player with the Philadelphia Orchestra. His latest book, a survey of the life and work of G.B. Guadagnini, is available through Amati Books.

A Fine Addition: Stefano Scarampella, by Eric Blot Edizioni

Within the last few years a number of large-scale works on violin makers have been published, and so it may be with some surprise that a new study of the makers of the Scarampella family appears in a relatively “modest” … Continue reading

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The Stradivari Workshop, circa 1700

From many perspectives, but particularly the personal one, Antonio Stradivari found himself in a much different position at the opening of the eighteenth century than he had been only a few years earlier. In May of 1698, his wife of … Continue reading

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