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 (străd′ə-vâr′ē, -vär′ē), Antonio Also called Antonius Stradivarius. 1644?-1737.
Italian luthier who developed the proportions of the modern violin and created instruments of unsurpassed beauty and tone. His sons Francesco (1671-1743) and Omobono (1679-1742) carried on the family tradition of fine artistry.


(Biography) Antonio (anˈtɔːnjo). ?1644–1737, Italian violin, viola, and cello maker


(ˌstræd əˈvɛər i, -ˈvɑr i)

Antonio, 1644?–1737, Italian violinmaker of Cremona.
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1737: Antonio Stradivari, violin-maker, died in his 90s at Cremona, Italy.
1737: Antonio Stradivari, violinmaker, died in his nineties at Cremona, Italy.
The young, spirited Dover Quartet, winner of the Cleveland Quartet Award and the Avery Fisher Career Grant, plays the Librarys superb Stradivari instruments in a pair of concerts honoring the Antonio Stradivari Memorial in December.
It was a visually extravagant smorgasbord, theatrically decadent and magnificently staged: a multimillion Euro 1689 Antonio Stradivari, Archintus cello, performed by the Latvian international cellist Maxim Beitan, single prawns served in crystal glasses, Latvia's leading choir "Sola," performing Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians) Italy's national anthem, marking its 150th year anniversary since composed.
It might seem like a typical late-Victorian chiller, but Falkner's attribution of mystical powers to violins made by the 18th-century Italian craftsman Antonio Stradivari is a fair reflection of their reputation among top violinists today.
Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, we learn, is considered the greatest violin-maker of the mid to late eighteenth century, and is often compared to his chief influence, Antonio Stradivari.
El tio Andrea fue aprendiz del famoso Niccolo Amati (1596-1698), y se piensa que al tiempo de su tirocinio (aprendizaje) convivio en el mismo taller con Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737).
Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) made his prized Stradivarius violins in Cremona, but the craft is growing in other cities in the Lombardy region, including Milan and nearby Pavia.
He plays an Antonio Stradivari violin from 1698, Cremona, generously loaned to him by a patron of the Beare's International Violin Society.
Repin will play on the 1733 Rode violin by Stradivari.
It is a mark of her stature as a musician that Tifu plays the 1716 Antonio Stradivari which once belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte and is known as the "Berthier, Franz von Vescy".