Exhibitions & Displays: Future
13th June 2013 to 11th August 2013
Antonio Stradivari (c.1644–1737) – or Stradivarius as he is usually known – is the only maker of musical instruments whose name ranks alongside those of the great composers. For the first time will twenty-one of his instruments, from guitar to cello to violin, be on display together in the UK.
While the details of his life are not as familiar as those of Vivaldi or Mozart, his name succeeds in evoking a creative genius in the popular imagination. The Ashmolean’s summer 2013 exhibition will feature twenty of the world’s most important musical instruments, some of which have never been shown in public, on loan from international collections: from the early Silvestre violin of 1666, to the Fountaine violino piccolo, the Boissier-Sarasate of 1713, to his later violins of the 1730s. It will also show a recreation of Stradivarius’s workshop where visitors will be able to follow the creation of a violin from a log of spruce through to the finished instrument.
Galleries 57, 59 & 60
£6/ £4 concession, Under 18s free
Tickets will be available shortly, this is slightly delayed due to technical difficulties.
Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, available from June.
Supported by J & A Beare Ltd - Winner of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade) 2008 The opening concert takes place on Friday 14th June at the Sheldonian Theatre. Please see link below.
Supported by J & A Beare Ltd - Winner of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade) 2008
The opening concert takes place on Friday 14th June at the Sheldonian Theatre. Please see link below.