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
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
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.