• Mathias Hornsteiner

  • Location: Mittenwald, Bavaria
  • Dates: B. ca. 1760, d. 1803

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 Biography of Mathias Hornsteiner

The Brompton’s Book of Violin & Bow Makers

Author: John Dilworth

HORNSTEINER, Mathias (II) Born circa. 1760, died 1803 Mittenwald Germany. Known as ‘Dax’. Most distinguished maker of the family. Cremonese influenced modelling, with Tyrolean archings of medium height. Soundholes of both Stainer and Stradivari styles. Materials of variable quality. Thin varnish in several shades from pale golden-yellow to dark red-brown. Violas and cellos on classical models also notable. Matthias Hornsteiner / der Geigenmacher in Mittenwald 1770

 Biography of Mathias Hornsteiner

A Dictionary of Violin Makers

Author: Cecie Stainer

A maker in Mittenwald about 1770-1800. His instruments were better made than those of Joseph Hornsteiner.

 Biography of Mathias Hornsteiner

Die Geigen- und Lautenmacher vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart

Author: Willibald Leo Lütgendorff

Der beste aus der Familie Hornsteiner. Schone zierliche Geigen, schönes, feinjähriges Deckenholz, rother oder gelbbrauner Lack, gute Klotz-Schule. Seine beste Zeit ist 1765—1795.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Brodsky Quartet with Robert Smissen (viola) and Richard May (cello)

Amati Magazine: CONCERT REVIEW: Brodsky Quartet with Robert Smissen (viola) and Richard May (cello) King’s Place, London, 30 November 2014 ★★★★☆ One outcome from the centenary celebrations of Andrzej Panufnik has been the focus on a regrettably small but characteristically fastidious area of his work, that for string quartet. Two new recordings have produced contrasting perspectives on the three quartets and their journey from tough-love modernism to haunting serenity, and in...

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