Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: B.1794, d.1855
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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.
Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Jirí Belohlávek Royal Albert Hall, London, 24 August 2014 Rating: **** A neat piece of BBC Proms programming paired Dvorák’s two string concertos with mid-period Beethoven symphonies, played by young soloists who have made recent recordings for Decca with the fine central-European orchestra on the platform. A month ago, Julia Fischer, the...
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.