Famous luthiers – 4

Giuseppe Guarnieri (del Gesu)

Together with Stradivari, Guarneri is the most famous luthier of all times. He is known also as ”del Gesu”’ because he used to incorporate the ”nomina sacra” symbol and a┬áRoman cross in his instruments.

Less than 200 instruments created by him survived over the time and all of them are violins. An interesting fact about him, is that an asteroid was named in his honor.

Guarneri learnt the art of violin making from his family, which had a long tradition in this domain. Later on, he was the student of Nicolo Amati, whom also used to teach this art to Stradivari.

Impreuna cu Stradivari, Guarneri este cel mai faimos lutier al tuturor timpurilor. El este cunoscut si ca ”del Gesu” (a lui Iisus) deoarece obisnuia sa introduca simbolul ”nomina sacra” si o cruce romana in instrumentele sale.

Mai putin de 200 de instrumente create de el au rezistat de-a lungul timpului si toate acestea sunt viori. Un alt fapt interesant legat de el, este faptul ca un asteroid a fost numit Guarneri in onoarea sa.

Guarneri a invatat arta luteriei de la familia sa, care avea o lunga traditie in acest domeniu. Mai tarziu, acesta a fost studentul lui Nicolo Amati, care fusese de asemenea profesorul lui Stradivari.

 

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