The Caldwell Collection of Viols: A Life Together in the Pursuit of Beauty

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Music Word Media Group, 2012 - History - 147 pages
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This app for Apple iPad presents the 22 stringed musical instruments in the Caldwell Collection of Viols, including fine, rare, and important examples by Amati, Bertrand, Norman, Rose, Tielke, and others. Lavishly illustrated listings provide: * more than 200 photographs, including full-page portraits of each instrument by Roger Mastroianni * over 90 minutes of music, in 40 audio tracks * details of provenance, dimensions, and restoration history * technical descriptions of each instrument by the contemporary viol builder John Pringle * essays on the makers by the musicologist Thomas G. MacCracken The publication contains Catharina Meints Caldwell's moving and humorous memoir as well as a catalogue, telling the story of how the collection was shaped by the forty-year musical life together of its principals, and by their conviction that "instruments, no matter how beautiful, are meant to be played and heard, not just looked at."
 

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Contents

The Viola da Gamba
1
Building the Collection
3
The Collectors
8
The English Viols 1 Bass viol labeled John Rose? 1584
13
Bass viol attributed to John Rose London c 1600
19
Bass viol by Barak Norman London 1699
25
Treble viol by William Turner London 1652
33
The German Viols 5 Bass viol by Joachim Tielke Hamburg c 1685
43
Pardessus de viole by Louis Guersan Paris 1754
97
Quinton by Louis Guersan Paris c 1760
101
The Celli 19 Small cello by Anton Wachter FüssenFaulenbach c 1760
105
Fivestring cello by Louis Moitessier Mirecourt c 1820
109
Baroque cello by an anonymous English maker c 1780
113
Cello by Nicolò Amati Cremona c 1680
117
Portrait of Carl Friedrich Abel
123
Audio program
125

Bass viol by Joachim Tielke Hamburg 1691
47
Bass viol by Georg Seelos Innsbruck c 1680
55
Bass viol by an anonymous German maker c 1700
59
Bass viol by Gregor Karpp Königsberg c 1700
63
Bass viol by Johann Hasert Eisenach 1726
67
Bass viol by an anonymous Bohemian maker c 1750
71
Treble viol by Joachim Tielke Hamburg 1686
75
The French Viols 13 Bass viol by Nicolas Bertrand Paris c 1720
79
Bass viol by JeanNicolas Lambert Paris c 1740
85
Treble viol by an anonymous French maker c 1700
89
Pardessus de viole by JeanBaptiste Dehaye Salomon Paris c 1740
93
Appendices
133
Measurements of the Instruments
134
Chronological List of Purchases
135
Instruments Formerly in the Caldwell Collection
136
20thcentury Instruments in the Caldwell Collection 137 5 Museum Exhibitions
138
Discography
139
Bibliography
142
Index of Proper Names
145
Acknowledgements
147
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About the author (2012)

Catharina Meints studied cello with Ronald Leonard at the Eastman School of Music and played in the Rochester Philharmonic and the Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia, where she met and married James Caldwell. After three years in the National Symphony, she joined the Cleveland Orchestra in 1971. She has taught at Oberlin since 1975 and the Cleveland Institute of Music since 1990.

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