Pietro III Guarneri [?]

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Pietro III Guarneri [?]

Instrument: violin

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars with a bow

Violin maker: Pietro III Guarneri [?]

Date: ca. 18th c.

Town: Mantua [?]

Country: Italy [?]

Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage's Collection of Violins

Inventory number: KIL-41, identification no. MKiS XV-C-41

Provenance: in the 19th c. belonged to well-known virtuoso and professor of the Warsaw Music Institute Władysław Górski; ca. 1882 purchased by Feliks Jaśkowski; bought for the collection on 17 Dec. 1963 from the latter's daughter-in-law Aniela

Description: attributed to Pietro Guarneri III from Mantua, Italy; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece back from flame maple; original head with a scroll; highly arched plates; varnish in red-brown shades on a golden primer; maintenance: P. Kubas 1968, F. Marduła 1970, E. Gosiewski 1965, 1972, Adam Królikowski 1972

Inscriptions: no maker's label

Measurements: body length 357 mm, upper bout 166 mm, middle bout 111 mm, lower bout 204 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Violinists: Piotr Janowski (First Prize at the 1967 International H. Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań), Bartłomiej Nizioł (First Prize at the 1991 International H. Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań)

Catalog card: based on the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ documentation

Piotr Janowski, Symphony Orchestra of the State Philharmonic in Poznań, conductor: Zdzisław Szostak, 1967; H. Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, III. Allegro moderato (à la Zingara), Anthology © Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society of Poznań
Bartłomiej Nizioł, 1991; N. Paganini, Caprice No. 5, Op. 1, Anthology © Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society of Poznań

KIL-41, G.P. Telemann, Fantasia in E-flat major, TWV 40:20, Largo, rec. Katarzyna Denkiewicz



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