A violin made by a member of the Amati family
2. Andrea Amati:
first maker of violins whose instruments still survive
Common clues: Italian violin maker; Valuable violin;
Fine fiddle; Violinist's heirloom, perhaps; Stradivari's teacher;
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is the name of a family of Italian violin-makers, who flourished
at Cremona from about 1550 to 1740.
ARAD, Atar Arad’s Nicolo Amati
Amati was the first maker of violins whose instruments still
survive today. He was succeeded by his sons Antonio and Geronimo.
son of Geronimo, was born on the September 3rd, 1596 and died on
the August 12th, 1684. He was the most eminent of the family. He
improved the model adopted by the rest of the Amatis and produced
instruments capable of yielding greater power of tone. His
pattern was usually small, but he also made the so-called "Grand
his pupils the most famous were Antonio Stradivari, Andrea
Guarneri (the first of the Guarneri family of violin makers), and
Bartolomeo Christofori (the inventor of the piano action).
last maker of the family was Nicolo's son, Hieronymous II, who
died in 1740.
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