The Orpheon Foundation, Museum of Historical Musical Instruments, Austria

Praterstrasse 13/1/3, A-1020 Vienna, Austria

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Contains over 200 select instruments (viola da gamba, viola d’amore, violin, viola, violoncello, violone, baryton) and historical bows dating mostly from 1570 to 1780, all restored to their original playing conditions.

The collection includes instruments from several geographical regions:

Violins:

Italy

  • Italian, 16th C.?
  • Nicolò Amati , Cremona, 1669
  • Carlo Testore , Milano, 18th C.
  • Matthias Albanus , Bozen, ca. 1680
  • Antonio Pollusca , Roma, 1741
  • Gian Antonio Marchi , Bologna, ca. 1770
  • Milanese School , North Italy, c. 1700
  • Italian , Cremona or Venice?, ca. 1700
  • Italian, Grancino-School, Milano, 18th C.

Hasburg Empire

  • Johann Christoph Leidolff , Vienna, 1739
  • Johann Christoph Leidolff , Vienna, 1745
  • Johann Christoph Leidolff , Vienna, 1747
  • Johann Christoph Leidolff , Vienna, 1748
  • Joseph Ferdinand Leidolff , Vienna, 1767
  • Johann Georg Thir , Vienna, 17–
  • Johann Georg Thir 2 , Vienna, 17–
  • Mathias Thir , Vienna, 17–
  • Johann Joseph Stadlmann , Vienna, 1768
  • Sebastian Dallinger (label: Jacobus Stainer)
  • Johann Schorn , Salzburg, 1707
  • Jacobus Koldiz , Rumburgue, 1751
  • Johannes Michael Willer, Prague, 1770
  • Anon. Master , Prague, 18th C.
  • Johann Georg Hellmer , Prague, 18th C.

 

Others

  • Aegidius Kloz , I , Mittenwald, 1717
  • Aegidius , II Kloz , 1774
  • Sebastian Kloz, Mittenwald, 1733
  • Leopold Widhalm, Nürnberg, ca 1780
  • Joseph Hill , London, 1774
  • Johann Anton Gedler , Renaissance form
  • Hans Krouchdaler, Bern, end of the 17th C.
  • Anonymous, ca. 1730 (Médard?)
  • Giuseppe Gaffino, Paris, 1743
  • Anon. , Mittenwald, 18th. C
  • Anonymous German, 18th C.
  • Anonymous German 1, 18th C.
  • Anonymous German 2, 18th C.
  • Anonymous Klingenthal , 18th C.
  • Mittenwald, 19th C. (?)

 

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