These cellos have been designed with the advanced student and semi-professional in mind, regardless, these instruments represent very good value for money for everybody. With a smallish body length of 406. He also made his instruments to order in terms of size. Matteo Goffriller Matteo Goffriller is generally considered to be the founder of the Venetian school of violin making. The 1703 violin featured here shows that Goffriller was acquainted with the work of his Cremonese contemporaries, and appears to be modelled on a Stradivari of circa 1700. When I was invited to play a recital at the festival this year, I decided to do a Piatigorsky tribute and play transcriptions of his. I had bought a poster from , with a detailed drawing of the 1712 Stradivarius known as The Davidov.
Aside from the case, there is also the rosin. I have only built two cellos so far, here is the second:. This is the most famous and commonly seen model of cello. Photo-Essay of my first cello-build In case anyone wants to see this whole series at once, to the original blow-by-blow photo-essay on Maestronet. Venetian Model a l'ancienne The J.
The cellos of Goffriller and Montagnana are particularly famous for being world class soloist instruments. As well as Rocco Fillipini, who is the present owner of the 'Gore-Booth', Mstislav Rostropovich and Yo Yo Ma are among artists currently using a cello of this ideal pattern, which seems to embody the perfect combination of powerful sound, easy response of tone, and manageable dimensions. Goffriller married Kaiser's daughter, although it is unclear whether he learned the trade from Kaiser or whether he arrived in Venice already trained. Franscesco Ruggieri, Andrea Guarneri, Gasparo da Salo, Giovanni Maggini, Matteo Gofriller, and Domenico Montagnana are other makers famous for celli. As a young person I borrowed cellos for concerts, like everybody else, and so I was able to play every possible make of instrument. Haide cello featured below is the Venetian model with 'L'ancienne' finish.
Assembeling the proper aged woods and matching ribs to the back and scroll require a good eye and feel for the woods. The smaller models being released today are made especially for children. The outline of the cello body is very wide and short. I had the pleasure of examining this cello several times, and I have made a number of copies. Length of back:- 75 cm.
Hello Chet, I was wondering if you are still building cellos. This instrument will take approx. Consequently, the famous Venetian makers appear slightly after the rise of the Cremonese makers. Due to the cutting edge compositions of Venetian composers such as Vivaldi, there was a market for instruments that could be played with a bow. The sound of this viola in its initial setup iteration is even across the strings, fast responding and punchy. Hearing Protection for Musicians Hearing protection is often an issue overlooked by many musicians.
As can be seen the colour representation in my photographs is inconsistent; the darker, richer images are nearest to the actual colour of my instrument. A key feature of the original instrument is extremely high arching, which I copied. After all ribs are bent I mark them for trimming the ends. Here are the critical pieces stacked ready to begin the making process. Vivaldi Through Kaiser, one of the greatest Venetian makers emerged, Matteo Goffriller. The Gill workshop quantitatively measure the quality of their wood under different physical aspects in order to arrive at an objective and clear determination of the qualities of the woods used.
If the top was much bigger, this cello would be ridiculous to play because it would be too big. Mattheus Goffriller feciebat Venetus, anno 1735 Mattio Gofrilleri in Venetia al' Insigna di Cremona. Venice's position as a commercial center, and its vibrant artistic community, created the ideal context for these craftsmen to flourish. Feel free to contact me at my e-mail on my website contact page. Goffriller made violins to order - if the customer was rich he used high quality wood and varnish, and if they were poor he used lower quality materials. It was acquired by Dextra Musica in 2006.
All Jay Haide instruments are hand made in China from quality seasoned spruce and flamed-maple and have a tonal quality and workmanship that is normally found in instruments costing considerably more. Although cello sizes may vary somewhat, the following list is a good gauge of what you are likely to see in stores. The wide arcs through the lower half of the bout continue almost uninterrupted across the lower block — whereas in most classical designs this area is flattened almost to straightness. I wish I could have net you! Another common element of Venetian violin making is the reluctance many makers had to adorn instruments with their personal label, as there was a tax on instruments. Marking the center lines of the corners of each corner block. By Stefan Aune In recent we have focused on the city of Cremona, Italy, the renowned violin-making hub that gave us the names Amati, Stradivarius, and Guarnerius.
Length of back- 73 cm. It is well suited for chamber music, such as string quartets, since it lends a strong bass without overpowering the other voices. It took 13 weeks of spare time work from start to finish—between 250 and 300 hours, I would guess. Goffriller continues the sweep upwards into the lower corners, and the transition into the concave arcs of the corners occurs quite suddenly, giving the outline a rather high-hipped appearance. This viola is typical, and is striking in its long, open middle bouts and broad, rounded upper and lower bouts. In 1685 he moved to Venice, where he was apprenticed to Martin Kaiser.