Lady Mary Portman of England then acquired the violin in 1924 -- hence the violin's lengthy name: the 1735 "ex-Mary Portman, Fritz Kreisler Giuseppe Guarneri
del GesE0x20, Cremona.
What instrument was Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri
famous for making?
The concept James Ehnes has come up with here is to render homage to the great violinmakers of Cremona and Brescia, Italy: Antonio Stradivari, Giuseppe Guarneri
, Hieronymus Amati, and many others.
The evening included a presentation by Maestro Wulfson, who introduced the history of the Stradivarius and Giuseppe Guarneri
del Gesu violins.
The collection includes instruments created by Antonio Stradivari, Giuseppe Guarneri
del Gesu, Amati, Bergonzi, Cagliano, Guadagnini, and others.