Museo del Violino (The Violin Museum), Cremona

Museo del Violino, Piazza Marconi Cremona, 26100, Italia

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Located in Cremona, the birthplace of the Amati and Guarneri families, and Stradivarius.  The city has several museums and its not entirely clear if the instruments and Stradivari artifacts are all in one or spread across two or more.

Instruments on exhibition:

  • Andrea Amati (1505c.-1577) – violin “Carlo IX”, 1566c.
    (Cremona, Comune di Cremona)
  • Girolamo Amati (1548c.-1630) – viola “Stauffer”, 1615
    (Cremona, Fondazione Walter Stauffer)
  • Nicolò Amati (1596-1684) – violin “Hammerle”, 1658c.
    (Cremona, Comune di Cremona)
  • Antonio Stradivari (1644c.-1737) – violin “Clisbee”, 1669
    (Cremona, Comune di Cremona)
  • Giuseppe Guarneri fiulius Andreæ (1666-1740) – violin “Quarestani”, 1689
    (Cremona, Comune di Cremona)
  • Antonio Stradivari (1644c.-1737) – cello “Stauffer – ex Cristiani”, 161700
    (Cremona, Fondazione Walter Stauffer)
  • Antonio Stradivari (1644c.-1737) – violin “Il Cremonese”, 1715
    (Cremona, Comune di Cremona)
  • Antonio Stradivari (1644c.-1737) – violin “Vesuvius”, 1727
    (Cremona, Comune di Cremona)
  • Giuseppe Guarneri “del Gesù” (1698-1744) – violin “Stauffer”, 1734
    (Cremona, Fondazione Walter Stauffer)
  • Francesco Rugeri “il Per” (1620c.-1698) – violin, 1675
    (Private Collection)
  • 700 stradivari objects, including drawings, moulds and tools.

Updated July 2014.

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