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Luigi Azzola violin 1916


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4 minutes ago, Blank face said:

And maybe I should add that I saw a lot of 1930-50 czech violins made also very beautiful in a similar style (Vavra, Galla, Forberger etc.), so I wouldn't know how to distinguish them.

Please Blankface,

This is not a 1930-50 Czech violin......it was sold in the 1990's in auction in London as genuine italian violin by LUIGI AZZOLA for £3000.... not " school of " or " ascribed to" but " made by"....

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Just now, Alexander James Stew said:

Please Blankface,

This is not a 1930-50 Czech violin......it was sold in the 1990's in auction in London as genuine italian violin by LUIGI AZZOLA for £3000.... not " school of " or " ascribed to" but " made by"....

I bought the violin from  violin maker  and dealer Colin Nichols in London 1996 for £6000 and trading in my old violin. He had bought the violin in auction for £3000.

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13 minutes ago, Blank face said:

I would prefer a Carlo Chianti, but that's a matter of taste I'm supposing.:P

Just because nobody has seen a pre-1920 Luigi Azzola, we should not denigrate and simply ridicule the possibility that the instrument I possess is in fact the genuine article......

Time for me to get the written certificate from ERIC BLOT.... and observe the eating of humble pie!!!!!!

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1 hour ago, Strad O Various Jr. said:

Alex has a long history on this forum of stretching the truth about his bows and violins, that's why I'm more than a little bit skeptical of this one, even though I'm certainly not any kind of expert on 20th century Italian violins, when he says he has had it appraised by so and so, I have no idea what that means, pictures, in person, fantasy, who knows

Alexander doesn't have a long history of anything here :lol:

Strad, please don't take the following personally, it isn't directed at you though I hope you will agree with the sentiment ...

I can no longer easily find the forum rules, but I would encourage everyone here to refrain from personal attacks or even personal remarks. We are here to share our enthusiasm for violins and to discuss them, not to discuss or pass judgment on the other people on the forum.

I love Maestronet, I have great respect for many of the contributors, but my mood is dragged down immeasurably when things get personal. I'm sure many members feel the same.

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All I know is everything he has posted in the short time he has been here has turned into  big controversy where our experts say one thing, then he comes back well this top expert told me it was this, which brings up the question if all his bows and violin are already appraised by the top experts, what does he need our experts opinions for, I'm confused, sorry if I made a personal attack, I'm no expert and honestly don't have a clue who to believe. It seems like some kind of attack on the credibility of our experts, like he's trying to set them up to show that they're wrong, its not that I don't trust the experts he claims he has had opinions from, I just hope that everything he is saying is being presented in good faith, certainly his comments about the age of the label were not

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Dear Forum Members,

Some advice / a warning to all:

Please think carefully before you post responses that could be taken as personal attacks on other forum members. This behaviour is not acceptable on Maestronet.

We (the mod team) will put members on indefinite post approval if this continues.

Regards,

Shelbow

 

 

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Strad O Various Jr. said:

All I know is everything he has posted in the short time he has been here has turned into  big controversy where our experts say one thing, then he comes back well this top expert told me it was this, which brings up the question if all his bows and violin are already appraised by the top experts, what does he need our experts opinions for, I'm confused, sorry if I made a personal attack, I'm no expert and honestly don't have a clue who to believe. It seems like some kind of attack on the credibility of our experts, like he's trying to set them up to show that they're wrong, its not that I don't trust the experts he claims he has had opinions from, I just hope that everything he is saying is being presented in good faith, certainly his comments about the age of the label were not

Dear Strad,

I stand corrected with what I said about the the label..... but I have the utmost respect for all experts and those who love the " other side" of playing the violin....Sometimes one takes a wrong turn and eveything gets out of hand. I am not trying to show anyone up....and all I have said is in good faith. We are all here because we share the same passion in this field. And there is nothing more enriching than sharing experiences.

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The admiration for Italian violins dwells not far away from the love for Italian food and wine, so I beg your pardon.:)

This is a lovely piece  of music and familiar to me. Did you post it here before some years ago or on another platform?

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10 minutes ago, Blank face said:

The admiration for Italian violins dwells not far away from the love for Italian food and wine, so I beg your pardon.:)

This is a lovely piece  of music and familiar to me. Did you post it here before some years ago or on another platform?

It's on YOUTUBE entitled " Elegy".....performed with my trio TRIO AETERNUS. The Armenian composer Arno Babajanian wrote this piece in homage to his great friend and composer KHACHATURIAN...when KHACHATURIAN died.

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Excellent, I am glad we can all move along respectfully.

 

@Alexander James Stew

I am not an expert at all by any stretch of the imagination (I am in reality quite a violin novice), but I do spend pretty much all day every day looking at and handling violins either as part of my job or in my free time. Your violin is very interesting and if nothing else I have been glad of the opportunity to look at the work of another maker that I was not familiar with before.

As you have mentioned, it does seem sensible to pursue getting some kind of certificate for it even if you are 100% happy yourself with what it is. Having the certificate as part of the provenance of the instrument would be helpful in the long run.

 

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39 minutes ago, Shelbow said:

Excellent, I am glad we can all move along respectfully.

 

@Alexander James Stew

I am not an expert at all by any stretch of the imagination (I am in reality quite a violin novice), but I do spend pretty much all day every day looking at and handling violins either as part of my job or in my free time. Your violin is very interesting and if nothing else I have been glad of the opportunity to look at the work of another maker that I was not familiar with before.

As you have mentioned, it does seem sensible to pursue getting some kind of certificate for it even if you are 100% happy yourself with what it is. Having the certificate as part of the provenance of the instrument would be helpful in the long run.

 

Dear Shelbow,

Am in total agreement. Time for me to return to Cremona. Was last there in 1983. I have a great motive now....

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16 minutes ago, Alexander James Stew said:

Many thanks!!!!

I liked listening to your playing.  

One tip I've more or less taught myself over the years is when there are people watching pretend nobody is there and play.  Makes it a little easier to get going.

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