Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: B.1794, d.1855
Author: John Dilworth
GRIMM, Carl Born 1794, died 1855 Berlin Germany. Musician and later instrument maker to the Court. Stradivari-derived model. Exhibited a quartet in London, 1862. Many instruments bearing his label are the work of his pupil and successor Carl Hellmig.
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In teaching, performances and masterclasses, the great violinist championed the unjustly neglected music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg at the revered German string academy Crack! The second violin’s chin rest breaks at the most exciting point of Weinberg’s challenging Sonata for two violins. The young player smiles shyly, and before carrying on with his ‘rest-less’ and certainly less...
Author: Cecie Stainer
b. 1794 ; d. June, 1855, at Berlin. A musician who, showing great talent in making violins, started a business in Berlin, and was soon considered one of the best German makers of his time. He made a great many experiments, combined with a serious study of the work of the old Italian makers ; and his instruments are celebrated for their powerful tone and for the beautiful quality of their varnish. The firm never made more than thirty instruments per year, thus devoting much time to their construction and finish. A quartet of his instruments was very generally praised at the London Exhibition in 1862 for their rich and full tone.
Author: George Hart
He died at Berlin 1855.
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