Location: Mittenwald, Bavaria
Dates: B. ca. 1760, d. 1803
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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
In the second part of a new series exploring masterpieces of the string concerto repertoire, Julian Haylock looks into the careful, considered genesis of one of the most sparkling, spontaneous concertos ever written Mendelssohn’s dazzlingly inventive E minor Violin Concerto defies convention at nearly every turn. Far from being a mere stepping-stone for performers scaling the...
Author: Cecie Stainer
A maker in Mittenwald about 1770-1800. His instruments were better made than those of Joseph Hornsteiner.
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.