Learn more about this exquisite violin: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/strd/ho_34.86.1.htm
See Musical Instruments to learn more about other instruments in the Museum’s collection, and to see a list of upcoming concerts.
The concert violinist Eric Grossman performs the chaconne from the Partita no. 2 in D Minor by J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750) on a violin made by Antonio Stradivari in 1717. The instrument — one of three by Stradivari in the Metropolitan Museum’s collection — is named «The Antonius» and comes from Stradivari’s so-called golden period (about 1700 to 1720).
Violin, «The Antonius,» 1717
Made by Antonio Stradivari (Italian, 1644 – 1737)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Annie Bolton Matthews Bryant, 1933 (34.86.1a)
Recorded by The Metropolitan Museum of Art at Yamaha Artist Services in New York.
Visit the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History to learn more about violin makers in the sixteenth century. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/strd/hd_strd.htm