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The ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Stradivari
Tarisio (2018)

The fairytale story of a golden-period Stradivari violin that lay forgotten in a German castle until the late-19th century https://tarisio.com/cozio-archive/cozio-carteggio/sleeping-beauty-stradivari/

The ‘Bonamy Dobrée, Suggia’ Stradivari cello
Tarisio (2018)

The history of Guilhermina Suggia’s prized 1717 Stradivari cello. https://tarisio.com/cozio-archive/cozio-carteggio/bonamy-dobree-suggia-strad-cello/ Issued on March 7, 2018

Historic women performers: Guilhermina Suggia
Tarisio (2018)

In the first of our series focusing on female string players of the 19th and 20th centuries, we introduce cellist Guilhermina Suggia, who broke the taboo against women playing the cello. https://tarisio.com/cozio-archive/cozio-carteggio/historic-women-performers-guilhermina-suggia/

The ‘San Lorenzo’ Stradivari violin, 1718
Tarisio (2017) , No. 10/18/2017

Alessandra Barabaschi investigates the history of the 1718 ‘San Lorenzo’ Stradivari and asks who commissioned the Latin inscription painted on its ribs. https://tarisio.com/cozio-archive/cozio-carteggio/san-lorenzo-stradivari-violin-1718/

Amoyal, Heifetz and the ‘Kochanski’ Stradivari
Tarisio (2017)

On the 30th anniversary of Jascha Heifetz’s death, his pupil Pierre Amoyal talks about their relationship and the ‘Kochanski’ Stradivari violin, which turns 300 this year. https://tarisio.com/cozio-archive/cozio-carteggio/amoyal-heifetz-kochanski-stradivari/ Released on December 13, 2017

The 'Archinto' Stradivari viola, 1696
Tarisio (2016) , No. 11/02/2016

Part of a Stradivari quartet owned by Count Giuseppe Archinto of Milan, this fine contralto viola spent the early 19th century in glittering palazzi.

The 'Pawle, Ben Venuto' Stradivari cello, c.1730
Tarisio (2016) , No. 07/06/2016

The history of one of Stradivari's late 'B piccola' model cellos, and how it acquired its second, curious name.

The 'Lady Inchiquin' Stradivari, 1711
Tarisio (2016) , No. 05/04/2016

Alessandra Barabaschi charts the history of a violin that was owned by Irish aristocrats, mixed up with another Strad and became the center of a dispute between a bank and a soloist.

Stradivari's Medici Quintet, part 3
Tarisio (2016) , No. 01/06/2016

Part 3 of a series about the quintet made by Antonio Stradivari for the Medici family of Florence.

Stradivari Medici Quintet, part 1
Tarisio (2015) , No. 18/11/2015

Part 1 of a series about the quintet made by Antonio Stradivari for the Medici family of Florence.


Cozio is the world’s largest reference resource for buyers, sellers and connoisseurs of fine stringed instruments and bows. Founded in 2003 as a public registry of iconography, provenance and pricing information for historical stringed instruments, Cozio encompasses over 36,000 individual instruments and bows by over 3,500 makers. It is also the most comprehensive online source for maker biographies and provenance information, and contains over 57,000 historical auction prices.

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Country United Kingdom
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